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Using interviews and archive material from WW2 to the Arab Spring, the people who witnessed history tell us their stories. Presented by Max Pearson.

Using interviews and archive material from WW2 to the Arab Spring, the people who witnessed history tell us their stories. Presented by Max Pearson. Show more

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Surviving Ravensbruck

Published Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

This week, we hear the remarkable memories of a former member of the Dutch resistance who survived the Nazi's women-only ...

Kenya’s Torture Chambers

Published Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

In 1986, dozens of Kenyans were detained and accused of belonging to an underground opposition movement. Also, hiding inside ...

The Amman Bombings

Published Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Suicide bombings in Amman; a massacre in East Timor that was a turning point on the road to independence; the fall of the ...

The Russian Revolution

Published Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

The Russian revolution as remembered by Alexander Kerensky, leader of the government overthrown by the Bolsheviks; the Jarrow ...

The Great Depression: One Man's Story

Published Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:00:00 -0700

A story of growing up hungry in the Great Depression, Cuba's most famous ballerina, the special Jewish enclave in Soviet ...