The evolution of the book – Julie Dreyfuss

What makes a book a book? Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? Or does it have to…

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The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

Deep inside Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies the only copy of a 240-page tome. Recently carbon…

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“Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class” poem by Clint Smith

I’m Clint Smith and this is “Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class.” You, it seems, are the…

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The Chinese myth of the immortal white snake – Shunan Teng

The talented young herbalist named Xu Xian was in trouble. It should have been a victorious moment– he had just…

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Students Deserve the Whole Curriculum

[Music] (Group off screen): Surprise! [Applause and music] (Jen): Come on in. [Applause and music] [Laughing] (Jen): You are, um,…

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What causes cavities? – Mel Rosenberg

When a team of archaeologists recently came across some 15,000 year-old human remains, they made an interesting discovery. The teeth…

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Does your curriculum celebrate or suppress student perspectives? | Chancellor Richard Carranza

So I am so thrilled to be in New York City, but you see, I wasn’t born in New York…

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Why do people join cults? – Janja Lalich

When Reverend Jim Jones founded the Peoples Temple in 1955, few could have imagined its horrifying end. This progressive religious…

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