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Friday, December 08, 2006

Show 10: Origins

End-of-the-year celebrations can inspire both looking back to one's origins and looking forward to the beginnings of a new year. (Photo courtesy Martin Cannings)


In this show, we took a trip to downtown Boston to visit a birthplace of modern democracy, got to the root of a crime through clues gathered by a forensic scientist, and looked at the beginnings of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas celebration.

This was our last show. Thanks for listening!

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Show 9: Taking the Plunge

Underwater hockey players vie for the puck. (Photo courtesy Trudi Ersvaer © 1994 - 2005)


In this show, we flew with folks from Trapeze School New York and swam with some athletes who play an unusual aquatic sport.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Show 8: Banging On Things

Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn play the Balinese Gamelan.


In this show, we met with Evan Ziporyn, an MIT music professor who plays the Balinese Gamelan, we heard the bang of the gavel during last week's Constitutional Convention at the State House, and we spoke with Glen Samuel, a musician and teacher who performs on the steel pan in the US Virgin Islands.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Show 7: Dylan

Bob Dylan in a performance at St. Lawrence University in New York on November 26, 1963 (from the 1964 yearbook of St. Lawrence University)


As part of a special WTBU Radio 8-hour tribute to Bob Dylan, Via Three interviewed some fans of the famous American singer-songwriter. We spoke with BU professor Christopher Ricks, some musicians at the Guitar Center, and a Dylan impersonator.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Show 6: Citizen

Please exercise your citizenship by voting this November 7th.


In light of the next week's elections, this show looked at citizenship. Who gets to be a citizen? How do people contribute to society? And, how important is it to participate in a community? We visited the Greater Boston Food Bank (, where volunteers were showing their good citizenship by donating their time to help the hungry. We witnessed a ceremony for people who were gaining their American citizenship. And, we had two guests who discussed the efforts of their organizations to raise support for important causes. Melanie Takefman talked to us about the New Israel Fund (, and Hila Lipnick told us about a Jewish youth service group called Telem (

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Show 5: Halloween

Two-year-old Jerry Zhu admired fellow jack-o'-lanterns at a pumpkin carving festival.


In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, this show was about Halloween. We heard from a local group of ghost hunters, a record-breaking crew of pumkin carvers, and Taylor's adventure with an invasion of costumed characters.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Show 4: Space

Seismologist Cliff Frohlich spoke about moonquakes.


This show was about space. We talked about personal space, outer space, and how dancers use space in their art.

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