Best Museum podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already! Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions ab ...
 
Expand your world with talks about science, history, and culture held across the Natural History Family of Museums: the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and the William S. Hart Park and Museum.
 
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
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Museum Archipelago
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A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral. Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, diving into institutional problems, and introducing you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.
 
Chels and Jim are best friends who like to talk about stuff that doesn't have answers in ill-informed ways. More specifically, they're having a chat about British ghosts, myths, and legends. They'll also do murder.Outside of the podcast, Jim presents stuff on telly and Chels has a book out, which makes her feel better about her other soulless job in PR.Formerly 'The Slab'
 
The Book, presented by Museum of the Bible, is a unique one-minute podcast that features unusual stories and interesting facts about the bestselling book of all time, the Bible.
 
Located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, Arkansas is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this new podcast series, we’re sharing all the ins-and-outs of the museum, from the galleries to the trails, the architecture and more—you’ll learn the museum way of Crystal Bridges.
 
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NC Baseball Museum
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News concerning the museum as well as baseball players/coaches in NC and discussions about players within the museum.
 
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will feature short interviews and full-length oral histories conducted by the Communications and Education departments.
 
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Mess Museum
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Podcast. Two locations:•The mess: culture, art, the internet in 2018. •The museum: canons and categories, old stuff."There's a lot of bastards out there!"—William Carlos Williams
 
BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast from 2004 to 2006 in 18 episodes written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins & Dan Tetsell. It is set in the "Museum of Everything", an apparently infinite space housing exhibitions on everything from the history of stairs to the Greek buttock gallery, and an inescapable gift shop.
 
Welcome to the Poplar Bluff Museum's scavenger hunt podcast
 
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SpyCast
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Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
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Museum of Lost Objects
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Tracing the histories of antiquities and landmarks that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria, India and Pakistan.
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice.
 
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Last Seen
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
Join Paula Santos, a podcast addict and lover of everything arts and culture, in conversation with other museum and cultural workers, educators, artists, activists, and leaders about how we work with our communities and the public at large. She is particularly interested in how the work we do in museums, non-profits or other cultural organizations intersects and is informed by larger questions of race and inequity in society.
 
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Last Seen
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
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Good For Her!
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Join Matt and Viviana the curators of the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 (THNK1994) Museum with co-hosts Robert Balkovich and Chris Eifler as they summarize hot topics and classic pop culture moments to decide if it's a "Good For Her" a "Cut it Out" or a "Not My Business!" www.thnk1994.com
 
Recorded live at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, join talk radio legend Tommy Schnurmacher, the Rabbi Avi Finegold and a rotating, round-table panel of guests from the arts, the media and the academic and religious communities for a bi-weekly conversation on faith and life over a couple of cocktails.
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
In each episode I feature a quirky museum that’s definitely off – and sometimes way, way, off – the beaten path. If you enjoy learning the backstory behind some very curious collections, then join me where we find the answer to the question, “Now, why would there be a museum about that?”
 
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Wild Dunedin Podcast
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A six episode podcast series all about the wildlife in our own backyard. Why it's awesome, how it's awesome and how we know it's awesome.From geckos in your undies to deep water canyons we find out the real deal, from ecologists to anti-poaching experts and bold visionaries - this is not your usual nature chat.Subscribe now on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts (Wild Dunedin Podcast). Or download from Wild Dunedin or Otago Access Radio Websites. This podcast is supported by the Wild Du ...
 
A look around Harn Musem at the University of Florida
 
A history musuem, a clock and watchmaking museum, a science museum, the Time Museum is above all a place of dialogue between world time, city time and human time.Located since 2002 in the Granvelle Palace, itself a historical monument, the Time Museum pays hommage to the history and tradition of clockmaking in Besançon.
 
Ken Ham is president of Answers in Genesis and cofounder of the 75,000-square-foot Creation Museum. This daily, 60-second audio program is also broadcast on over 950 radio stations.
 
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Historically Black
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Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingt ...
 
Siany had a ghostly experience at Swansea Museum and you got in touch with YOUR spooky stories
 
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No Driving Gloves
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John Viviani, Owner of Visions In Vehicles, Derek Moore, Museum Curator, and Legendary Hot Rod Builder Will Posey Sit down each week to discuss the collector car hobby. Having backgrounds in restoration, conservation, street rods, and automotive history, who knows where the conversation will go.
 
For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a s ...
 
A weekly podcast discussing Disneyland, Disney history, D23, the Walt Disney Family Museum, and everything Disney!
 
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CarStories
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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.
 
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Empty Frames
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Season 1: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and s ...
 
Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instan ...
 
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www.wabe.org
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Where ATL meets NPR
 
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Eye On The Sky
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The Eye On The Sky is Vermont's weather service and is a production of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and Vermont Public Radio (VPR).
 
History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Orient classique” and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale. M ...
 
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My Apple Podcast
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My Apple Podcast provides reviews and tutorials related to Apple hardware and software. The podcast is hosted by Timothy Brown, who is also a museum educator, digital artist, and jazz music enthusiast.
 
Living Heritage is a podcast about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector: from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep heritage alive at the community level. We talk about their work, their passions, and the day-to-day safeguarding of culture and tradition.
 
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From the Archives
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Get a curated tour of CHM’s extensive media holdings. Hear early lectures and talks given by computing pioneers like Konrad Zuse and Harry Huskey and interviews with some of technology's most influential and creative people like Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull and Cisco cofounder Sandra Lerner. Discover something new From the Archives.
 
Friendship with God is an exciting radio program hosted by Bible teacher Tom Cantor, who is a Jewish born again Christian, CEO, Scientist, and founder of several evangelical ministries, including; Friendship with God and Israel Restoration Ministries. Tom Cantor is also the owner/operator of the Creation & Earth History Museum. The Friendship with God radio program is something fresh, exciting, and Tom Cantor is a master Bible teacher who is able to bring the Old Testament to life.
 
Our Sunday worship service is available throughout the week. Subscribe to our Podcast and listen to this week's service.Knox Presbyterian Church is situated in Uptown Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Our neighbours are the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo Public Library and the Waterloo Town Square shopping mall. Two universities, Waterloo and Sir Wilfrid Laurier are within walking distance. Our congregation is a wonderful mix of all ages and stages. With over 100 ...
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in association with the Ministry for Women celebrate Otago as an area where more women signed the suffrage petition than anywhere else in New Zealand.This was the last of the 125 events and marked the day on which women in New Zealand first voted in the 1893 general election.Join us for Kate Talks which highlights six inspiring women who will deliver short talks in honour of Kate Sheppard.
 
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 40 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, Simon's Tavern and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running. Whether recorded before a live audience or in ...
 
Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC to tell the story of World War I through the voices of those who were.
 
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The Eater Upsell
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Editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the week, interview the country's most interesting chefs, explore the origins of specific cuisines, taste-test the latest culinary trends, and debate topics as serious as unfair labor practices and sexual harassment and as light as Instagram museums and the best at-home pint of ice cream. Produced by Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. H ...
 
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Oxytocin, the so-called “love drug,” has been the subject of ongoing debate surrounding its impact on the human brain—but what does the latest science show? Bianca Jones Marlin, a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, looks at the brains of female mice to see how oxytocin affects the behavior of mothers, and explore ...…
 
Night Sky For February 22, 2019 by VPR
 
A bill to dramatically change how voting works in Georgia is quickly moving through the state legislature, dividing Republicans and Democrats, and renewing spats over the administration of the 2018 midterms in the state. HB 316 would require electronic machines that print paper ballots be used statewide for in-person voting. That setup would li ...…
 
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketchesThis week we are breaking away to form our own independent topical comedy show. Listen in as Gareth Gwynn delves into the archive to explore our relationship with Europe and Suzi Ruffell battles trolls...Jake Yapp provides music with Gemma Arrowsmith as additional cast ...…
 
They were referred to as “girls,” but the women who made up the British government’s Special Operations Executives during World War II did the same dangerous jobs as their male counterparts. This real-life group of female secret agents deployed to France in 1944 is the subject of Pam Jenoff’s new novel, “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She spoke with ...…
 
Twenty airmen left Lackland Air Force Base in the early hours of Friday morning with rucksacks on their backs. It’s the start of a tribute march journey that will take them across five states and 830 miles.By carson@tpr.org (Carson Frame).
 
A poet could hardly ask for a more visible podium than a presidential inauguration. That is where Richard Blanco found himself in January of 2013, at Barack Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. His poem “One Today” garnered him immediate attention. He is the youngest poet — as well as the first Latino, the first immigrant and the first gay person ...…
 
The Academy Awards ceremony, the grand finale of awards season, takes place Sunday and ahead of the red carpet, Michael Clark and Felicia Feaster of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to go through some of the major categories and give their predictions of how the night will go. “The fun thing, I think, about ...…
 
On Fronteras: San Antonio’s African-American history is often overshadowed by those who fought for Texas independence. Aundar Ma’at and Born Logic Allah are working to add to the narrative of the city’s history with their documentary, ‘Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City’ (0:16). And Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports on o ...…
 
African Americans make up about 7 percent of San Antonio’s population, but they have made rich contributions to the fabric of the Alamo City. Born Logic Allah, director and co-producer of “ Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City ," said one of the most important educational figures was Dolores B. Linton, who made something out of ...…
 
Camden County, Georgia, has spent millions toward a hopeful commercial spaceport project. The county has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for a launch operator’s license and now is asking the state government to create an authority. The county commission voted unanimously to do so Tuesday evening, despite much public comment in op ...…
 
This week, the governor of Connecticut proposed a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Several cities have already enacted such soda taxes to raise money and fight obesity. And there’s new evidence suggesting that these taxes do work — although sometimes not as well as hoped. Kris Madsen, an associate professor of public health at the Unive ...…
 
When migrant children cross the border without their parents, they’re sent to federal shelters until caseworkers can find them a good home. But everything changes when they turn 18. That’s when, in many cases, they’re handcuffed and locked up in an adult detention facility. The practice is sparking lawsuits and outrage from immigrant advocates. ...…
 
Why doesn’t our culture value life? In an evolutionary worldview, we’re just animals. You get rid of spare cats, so why not spare kids? What’s the difference?
 
The sun set on City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s time at San Antonio City Hall. She attended her last council meeting Thursday as the city’s top executive.By joey@tpr.org (Joey Palacios).
 
In 2007, China fired a rocket and blew up an aging weather satellite, the Fengyun-1C—just to show it could. The explosion caused 2 million pieces of debris, and about 4,000 fragments were big enough to track.By paul@tpr.org (Paul Flahive ).
 
Entomologist Audrey Harrison is back on the program to talk about the aquatic insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. She also gives us an update about the recent butterfly population reports. And Dr. Majure gives more tips about keeping the mouth of your pet healthy during this Pet Dental Health Month.…
 
Atlanta’s airport is controlled by the city government, and its general manager is appointed by the mayor. But Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones has a different idea. The Republican from Jackson has proposed a state-run authority to take over the airport’s operations. Unsurprisingly, the city doesn’t like that idea. Since 1998, Atlanta’s Hartsfield ...…
 
Starting next school year, the city’s preschool program will operate an early education center in the Edgewood Independent School District.By camille@tpr.org (Camille Phillips).
 
While Georgia lawmakers work on a bill to overhaul the state’s decades-old voting system, the organization founded by Stacey Abrams continues its federal lawsuit. Fair Fight Action alleges mismanagement and voter suppression in Georgia elections, including the 2018 cycle in which Abrams, a Democrat, narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp. At th ...…
 
Night Sky For February 21, 2019 by VPR
 
Updated at 6:40 a.m. Friday You might think the world’s biggest bee would be easy to find. But that’s not the case: Until recently, the last time anyone had reported seeing a Wallace’s giant bee living in the wild was in 1981. That changed in January, when the rare bee was spotted on an island of Indonesia. The Wallace’s giant bee — Megachile p ...…
 
The Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute is bringing back its Movie Mania film series with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Tomorrow night they will be showing the 2017 award winning murder mystery followed by a psychoanalytic discussion about the film. Lois Reitzes spoke with Emory Psychology professor Dr. Andrew Furman and Ph ...…
 
The month of February is associated with some important observances. But for many of us in Atlanta, February means the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and reason to rejoice. Robert Battle became the artistic director in 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison. Making him only the third person to head the company sinc ...…
 
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has been creating transcendent moments for 60 years, and one of its newest voices is that of dancer and choreographer Jamar Roberts. The Ailey company is in town now and their program includes Roberts’ work, titled “Members Don’t Get Weary.” “Members…” draws inspiration from the Ralph Ellison quote, “The b ...…
 
Updated at 6:50 a.m. ET Friday Weeks after Jussie Smollett reported being assaulted in a potential hate crime, the Empire actor has been released on bail after police questioned him for allegedly orchestrating the attack. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett faked the incident, paying two brothers about $3,500 to join a “pu ...…
 
The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. Environmentalists have long argued that a border wall has negative impacts on wildlife and on delicate desert and mountainous terrains. With President Trump’s national emergency declaration, those concerns will only grow. ...…
 
For a preview of the weekend concert lineup in Atlanta, music contributor Mara Davis joins Steve Goss with “Mara’s Music Mix.” Nightmares On Wax at Terminal West: Thursday, Feb. 21 Los Lobos at City Winery: Friday, Feb. 22 Christopher Cross at Center Stage: Friday, Feb. 22 The Floozies at Tabernacle: Saturday, Feb. 23 Joey Alexander at Rialto C ...…
 
Now, the human body is a marvel of design. We’re truly “fearfully and wonderfully” made. We know that God is sovereign over everything—even conception!
 
Historic preservationists are hoping that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer will persuade the United Nations to do something to protect Neil Armstrong’s footprints in the lunar dust. Some of his boot marks are still up there, after all, along with other precious artifacts from humanity’s first steps on anot ...…
 
From February 21-24, Pope Francis and more than 100 bishops from the Catholic Church around the world will be meeting in Rome. They will try to address the crisis brought about by years of widespread abuse of children by clergy, and the cover-ups by some bishops and other church leaders. This is the first time a meeting like this has ever been ...…
 
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency , at least 68.5 million people worldwide are displaced from home due to war or persecution. Many choose to seek asylum by applying for protection in another country. What does this legal process look like?By jan@tpr.org (Jan Ross Piedad).
 
The League of United Latin American Citizens claims a key witness has gone missing in its legal case against the State of Texas and the secretary of state's attempt to purge voters from county registration lists. LULAC wants former Secretary of State employee Betsy Schonhoff to testify in the case before San Antonio Federal Judge Fred Biery, bu ...…
 
The Judson Independent School District has adopted a new staffing model to help cut its budget. Trustees approved a plan Tuesday evening that reduces the number of librarians and registered nurses assigned to each campus.By camille@tpr.org (Camille Phillips).
 
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