In recognition of the UN's "International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation" or "FGM", Bruce Gulland and Liz Waid tell about a woman who is working to stop the tradition of FGM in her community.
In recognition of the UN’s “International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust” Ryan Geertsma and Robin Basselin look at the stumbling stone memorials in Europe. These stones encourage people to remember victims of the Holocaust.
Have you heard of the idiom, ‘ringing in the new year’? It used to be the custom to ‘ring out’ the old year with bells. There’s an 1850 poem by Tennyson that refers to this custom. Here’s its first verse: Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring...
Marina Santee and Roger Basick talk about Agitu Gudeta and the incredible influence she had during her short life in a country that was not her own.
Adam Navis and Liz Waid tell about the traditional German festival of Oktoberfest. This celebration of German culture has happened for over 200 years!
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Have you eaten seaweed before? Do you enjoy eating sushi? Bruce Gulland and Megan Nollet talk about how a British scientist made an important discovery about seaweed and for the world of sushi.
Does your country have a special kind of theater? When did it develop? Bruce Gulland and Megan Nollet talk about Japan’s Kabuki Theater and its history.
Everyone in the world does it - it's smiling! Luke Haley and Liz Waid look at when, how, and why people smile.