Most of the Smithsonian museums and galleries seem to have them; here's the page for the podcasts from the American History Museum.
Of particular interest:
- History Explorer: The Nisei Soldiers — In this podcast, hear from Nisei soldiers, their families, and those who worked to ensure their bravery was recognized.
- History Explorer: Japanese American Internment and WWII Service — Curatorial assistant Noriko Sanefuji interviews Grant Ichikawa, a US veteran who enlisted after being relocated to a Japanese American internment camp with his family in 1942. Allowed to join the army after a need for interpreters, Mr. Ichikawa served proudly and in 2011, he and other veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.
- History Explorer: Women’s Military History — Recently, the US Military officially opened combat positions to women. In this episode of History Explorer, curators Bart Hacker and Margaret Vining discuss the roles that women have played in the military throughout history, their research, and this new policy.
I’m traveling right now, and unfortunately my sub-par hotel wifi won’t let me listen to these, but this looks like a great resource!
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
Notebooks are evil and insidious. So many of them have ingenious insides and outsides and stretch corner markets and will stand in their bookstore or stationery store stands doing what in former times was called a “kooch dance” at carnivals, a dance which no book, writing, or art person can resist without a truly iron will.
Then pens. Glass pens. Fountain pens. Coloring pencils in 124 colors from Germany which you must have because what if you have to draw a map or something?
A motion for a second “stand your ground” hearing for Marissa Alexander has been denied, in a ruling made Friday by Judge James Daniel.
Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.
Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!
This is so fucked up.
What grounds could they possibly have for continuing to deny this? I’m serious. I do not understand how they justify this decision within the legal framework they’re working under.
The City of New York approved a proposal by one of the largest real estate developers in the city to build in a ‘poor door’, or a separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building.
'No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,' David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers, another developer specializing in luxury residencies, told The Real Deal in 2013. 'So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood.'
^ Are you fucking kidding me?!
One of my favorite authors has a new book coming out!!!! Tuesday, July 29 Tigerman will be available to US readers.