Continuing with the tradition of the first “Tinsel Tales” program, this is another collection of NPR’S most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope and childhood memories combine as NPR voices tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.
Although scientists have known that a fungus-like organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
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