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WWII Prisoner Of War Created A Code, Uncracked Until Now

Sixty years ago, John Pryor, a British prisoner of war in a German camp wrote about 80 letters home. Under his prosaic descriptions of camp life were coded messages asking for supplies and detailing German military secrets. Host Scott Simon talks with Stephen Pryor, his son, who worked with researchers at the University of Plymouth to finally crack his late father's code.
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Birmingham Students Reenact Historic March, 50 Years Later

In Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, children took to downtown streets in a reenactment of historic events there 50 years ago. It's part of a series of events this year marking Birmingham's crucial role in the civil rights movement.
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African American Service In The Civil War (Rebroadcast)

Civil War scholar Ron Coddington has compiled a collection of portraits of these men and used the images as a jumping off point for telling their stories. He joins Kojo to help us understand the Civil War as they experienced it.

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Chinatown Documentary Explores Past, Future Of Changing Neighborhood

We visit D.C.'s Chinatown with a Washington-based filmmaker and Chinese immigrant who has made a documentary film about the rapidly-changing neighborhood.

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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

The winter of 1609-1610 has been called the "starving time" for the hundreds of men and women who settled the English colony of Jamestown, Va. They ate their horses, their pets — and, apparently, at least one person. Scientists say human bones recovered from the site provide the first hard evidence that the colonists may have resorted to cannibalism.
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Once A Grand Occasion, May Day Loses Significance In Russia

May Day in Moscow used to attract thousands of people to celebrate International Workers Day. Although May Day may still be a holiday, it's much less of an occasion now.
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Look Into The Face Of Cannibalism In Colonial Jamestown

The remains of a 14-year-old girl from the colonial Jamestown colony shows evidence of cannibalism, in findings presented by Smithsonian.

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