Malaria and the Silent Spring
Clip | 12m 30s
In 1963, the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—which some called the most controversial book of the year—put the nation and world on alert to the dangers of overuse and misuse of chemical pesticides—in particular, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT.
Aired: 01/24/17 |
The Asian American and Pacific Islander History
Clip | 30s
Clip | 30s
Adam Forepaugh: The Competitor
Clip | 1m
Riveted: The History of Jeans (español)
Special | 52m 39s | WETA Passport
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Fatal Flood (español)
Special | 51m 37s | WETA Passport
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The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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