Best Museums podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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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 ...
 
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'
 
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.
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will feature short interviews and full-length oral histories conducted by the Communications and Education departments.
 
The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests � typically a comedian, an author and an academic � each donate to the museum an �object� that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be a ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.
 
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Creature Comforts
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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find ...
 
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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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Science at AMNH
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Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
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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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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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Shifter Media
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Daniel Milnor is currently “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico.Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects. His work has taken him from the rural corners of the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.He has taught at Art Center College of Desi ...
 
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ACMI Podcasts
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Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art - situated at the heart of Melbourne in Fed Square. Listen to our latest podcasts of live events, playlists associated with exhibitions, and more.Located at Fed Square. Open daily. #acmimelbourne www.acmi.net.au
 
Deb Meaghers and Kimberli Fitzgerald share their passions for mid-Willamette Valley history and engage listeners in the value of preserving and blending our rich historic legacy into our contemporary lives. Interviews with area historians, authors, historic homeowners, neighbors in our historic districts, curators of local museums, and commercial building owners and renovators offer insight into why preserving, living and working in our historic resources are so integral to our sense of comm ...
 
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Curious AF
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Hosts Heather and Lacey tell you about a thing to do or place to see around the world. From historical sites, haunted places, marvelous castles, fascinating museums, enchanting art exhibits, fabulous festivals, world-famous wonders and holes-in-the wall, Heather and Lacey will tell you all about it, how to get there, when to visit and so much more.
 
A conscious, humanitarian, lively radio show! Engaging in conversations with featured celebrities, leaders, authors, and average folks sharing success stories. Discussions provide listeners with inspiring ways to master the challenges we encounter on the journey of life. This is not an ordinary radio show, but rather, a unique format that offers philanthropy, compassion, social and humanitarian choices that bring together poetry, spirituality, wisdom, meditation, music,and experts that featu ...
 
This podcast is a collection of audio stories from the libraries, archives, and museums of New York City. It is brought to you by the Metropolitan New York Library Council, where the libraries and archives of New York comes together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.
 
One on One interviews with visual artists from all over the globe. The podcast is recorded live on Listen Vision Radio in Washington DC. Host Stephen Gregory has installed the work of our nations most talented creators, in some of the worlds top galleries and museums.
 
On this Reel Travels podcast, professional travel writer and self-proclaimed film/tv buff Lisa Iannucci takes you across the country and around the world talking movie and television locations to visit, museums to explore, and conventions and tours to attend. Whether you're a fan of Game of Thrones, Little House on the Prairie, Downton Abbey, old John Wayne movies, I Love Lucy, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The African Queen or some other show/movie we'll talk about where you can travel t ...
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
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The Iliad by Homer
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A divinely beautiful woman who becomes the cause of a terrible war in which the gods themselves take sides. Valor and villainy, sacrifices and betrayals, triumphs and tragedies play their part in this three thousand year old saga. The Iliad throws us right into the thick of battle. It opens when the Trojan War has already been raging for nine long years. An uneasy truce has been declared between the Trojans and the Greeks (Achaeans as they're called in The Iliad.) In the Greek camp, Agamemno ...
 
A look around Harn Musem at the University of Florida
 
The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside.
 
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.
 
Siany had a ghostly experience at Swansea Museum and you got in touch with YOUR spooky stories
 
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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).
 
This is the Official Soundcloud page of the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum. The mission of the AMEDD Center of History & Heritage (ACHH) is to educate, inspire, and promote esprit de corps in AMEDD Soldiers, DA civilians, and the public, by telling the story of Army Medicine. This mission is supported by the collection and preservation of documents in an accessible archive and by exhibiting and interpreting artifacts. ACHH provides historical context to aid senior leaders' decision-maki ...
 
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Interwoven
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Interwoven is a podcast from Plimoth Plantation, the Nation’s premier living history museum. In each episode, we explore the ways stories weave through generations, communities and cultures to inform our contemporary lives. Rooted deep in the 17th century, Interwoven expands beyond the relationships between the Wampanoag people and the Pilgrims to discuss larger cross-cultural interactions of the varied people who lived along these shores of change. To learn more about Plimoth Plantation vis ...
 
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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.
 
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Spark at the FRIST
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SPARK is an idea accelerator connecting the studio to the classroom by and for artists who educate every third Thursday at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
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.
 
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The Visual Past
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"The Visual Past” showcases the latest research by scholars who explore the visual, spatial, and material culture that shaped the Ottoman world. The series will address not only objects, images, and calligraphy, but also works of architecture that were themselves contexts for other media. Before being designated historical landmarks or enshrined in museum displays, these rich artistic and architectural products constituted an intrinsic part of Ottoman life, intersecting with and affecting al ...
 
This story opens with a young woman who voyages alone into the wilds of Alaska to escape her tragic past. It then continues on to a young man who passionately protects the pristine environment, people and way of life in this snowbound country. Finally, a greedy profiteer arrives in the narrative whose only aim is to fill his pockets. When these three characters encounter each other on the stark and snowy plains, it's a clash of ideals and the sparks begin to fly. The Alaskan by James Oliver ...
 
Rick Steves Athens Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Athen's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Greece guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
In this series of podcasts, discover the history of London - its museums, attractions and places of interest. For more information, visit www.visitlondon.com
 
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about visual art. The program features host Tyler Green's conversations with artists, art historians, curators, critics and authors. It is published each Thursday.
 
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You. Podcast
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A Podcast sharing the unique personal stories and experiences of diverse individuals. One at a time, and directly from them. (And one super serious question about a fight between a Unicorn and a Pegasus)
 
In this series of podcasts, discover the history of London - its museums, attractions and places of interest. For more information, visit www.visitlondon.com
 
The Kojo Nnamdi Show — a daily talk show that serves as the meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to compelling newsmakers, fascinating artists, expansive thinkers, prominent activists, new ideas, cutting-edge technology, overlooked historic moments and up-and-coming talent.
 
Rick Steves Turkey Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Turkey's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Istanbul guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
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Rome Audio Guides
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The storytelling platform. A new world in audio guides for city tours and museums.
 
Leaders create leaders, and leaders create their future!Creating your future goes beyond just chasing and pursuing your dreams. It’s making sure your future is bright in all areas of your life including your financial one.Gerard Adams has teamed up with Prudential and The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center to bring you a live special edition of his Leaders Create Leaders series. This podcast series will interview thought leaders and influencers from all walks of life asking the tough ...
 
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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 ...…
 
We check in with the Chairman of the D.C. Council, hear about a poll that explored Marylanders' takes on national and state politics and meet Howard County's Executive.
 
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 ...…
 
Kamla Kapur is a critically acclaimed author, playwright and poet. Her many books reimagine myths and stories from various traditions of the East. She's received numerous awards for her work and spent fifteen years on the faculty of Grossmont College San Diego teaching composition, literature, creative writing, mythology, and Shakespeare. Kamla ...…
 
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 youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the United States, Haile Thomas is the 17-year-old founder/CEO of the nonprofit HAPPY. A health activist, Haile started HAPPY at 12 years old to address the need for free and affordable plant-based nutrition and culinary education in underserved and at-risk communities, as well as in ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Episode No. 381 features artist Trevor Paglen and curator Nancy Edwards. From Friday, Feb. 22, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is presenting "Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen," a mid-career survey. Paglen's work examines the nexus of power, systems, state intelligence and the military, usually in an effort to make the invisible visible. Amo ...…
 
Call in and share what’s on your mind ––from yesterday's slushy snow day to the Covington Catholic teen's lawsuit against the Washington Post.
 
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 ...…
 
Marc Lesser is a CEO, Zen teacher, author and leads trainings and talks worldwide. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Kaiser. He is currently CEO of ZBA Associates, a company providing mindfulness-based leadership training a ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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