Monthly Archives: September 2011

Who was the Mistress of Murder Hill?


In 1908, a fire leveled the Indiana home of Belle Gunness. Four bodies were found in the cellar, and it seemed possible that Gunnes might have escaped. When about a dozen more bodies were found, Gunness was revealed as a … Continue reading

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The Freedom Rides: Australia Takes Note


The final part of this series takes place in Australia, where students were inspired by the Freedom Rides and protested discrimination against Aborigines. Tune in to learn how the group tried to break down racial barriers and empower local Aborigines.

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Not Ned: Bushrangers in Later Years


After 1853, many bushrangers were native-born. Ben Hall seemed on track for a peaceful life until two wrongful arrests put him on different path. And then there’s “Mad” Dan Morgan. who was known for meaningless murders, cruelty and violence.

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The Freedom Rides: Nashville Steps Up


When Nashville college students picked up where CORE riders stopped, they were eventually incarcerated in Mississippi. Yet more riders kept coming. Tune in to learn more about this major victory for the Civil Rights movement in this follow-up episode.

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Not Ned: Early Australian Bushrangers


While Ned Kelly may be the most famous bushranger, he’s certainly not the only one. Join Deblina and Sarah as they explore the lives of early bush rangers in this podcast.

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The Freedom Riders: CORE’s First Wave


In 1961, buses and terminals in the South were illegally segregated. The Civil Rights group CORE sent riders to test the law, riding from D.C., to New Orleans. However, no one was prepared for the violence that waited in Alabama. … Continue reading

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The Radium Girls


Between in 1917, hundreds of women got jobs applying radium-treated paint to various products. Many experienced severe health problems. Five former workers decided to sue the U.S. Radium corporation, and faced a campaign of misinformation.

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