Twinsies, part 1

Twinsies, part 1

  In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short.  They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives...
Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Special Guests: Cutting Class podcast   You load Sixteen Tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt St Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store…   That song “Sixteen Tons” was a smash...
Some Pig

Some Pig

  Pigs have been with us a long time, first being domesticated in Asia over 9000 years ago.  These omnivores are one of the oldest domesticated animals, behind only dogs and goats. They moved through the Near East, and eventually to Europe, where they made their...
Not Going Anywhere

Not Going Anywhere

We usually think of Japan as a well-organized, efficient, and polite society.  That is except for August 12, 1990, when evacuation traffic for typhoon Winona mixed with traffic from people coming back from their summer holiday.  Due to their 18th century design,...
A Girl And Her Camera

A Girl And Her Camera

One of the preeminent documentary photographers of the 20th century, Dorothea Lange was born Dorothea Nutzhorn on May 26, 1895, in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Two events in her childhood would have a major impact on the trajectory of Dorothea’s life. Her father left their...