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The Voyage of the USS Albatross

Many of us spent the summer fishing. But could overfishing be changing fish genetics?

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Replay: Holocaust Memory

Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.

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Working Through History

Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.

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WGR’s Summer Streaming Recs

Photo of a roadside historical marker in Norfolk, VA, that reads: Quarantine Road. This is a portion of the road to the first quarantine house in Virginia, established under the acts of the assembly of 1783, which required vessels coming from foreign ports to perform quarantine if there were reason to believe the ship was a carrier of infectious disease.Episode

Quarantine Road

An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.

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Replay: Future Farming of America

Does “genetic modification” scare you? We get to the root of it and explore hemp as the new cash crop.

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The Art of Space

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Seeing the Future of Medicine

Macular degeneration causes vision loss in more than 10 million Americans, but a cure may be on the way.

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Disability Justice

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Emoji Evidence

Be warned: everything you say on Facebook can and will be used against you in a court of law! A look at how courts handle digital evidence like social media posts and text messages.

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Eyes on Glass

Blown glass is one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art. Today, the art of glass blowing may involve up to date technology, but the essence of working with glass remains an ancient art.

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Selling the Sights

In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist.