Photography as Activism, Siamese Twins, Pacific Wrecks

Photography as Activism, Siamese Twins, Pacific Wrecks

Constant Wonder

  • Nov 12, 2019 9:00 pm
  • 1:41:11 mins

Annie Griffiths: Help a Woman, Help the Planet Guest: Annie Griffiths, National Geographic photographer, and founder and Executive Director, Ripple Effects Images Ripple Effects Images documents the work of top aid groups, dramatically improving their fundraising. Its founder, Annie Griffiths, is a photographer who uses her trade to improve the lives of women and children in impoverished communities. The Original Siamese Twins: An American Story  Guest: Yunte Huang, Professor, English, University of California Santa Barbara, and author, "Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History" Conjoined by a thin fleshy band at the base of their abdomen, Cheng and Eng Bunker were the first conjoined twins to be called “Siamese twins.” They came to America in the 19th century, touring the country as indentured servants, in "freak shows." They also later owned a plantation, supported the confederacy, owned slaves, and fathered 21 children. This is their complicated story.  Discovery of the San José’s 17-Billion-Dollar Treasure Guest: Jeff Kaeli, Research Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) In 2015, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discovered the San José, a sunken ship from 1708 loaded with treasure valued up to $17 billion.  How Passion and Collaboration Provided Closure to a 75-Year-Old Mystery Guest: Justin Taylan, founder, Pacific Wrecks; and Michael McAlonie, son of Howard McAlonie, World War II veteran Taylan and McAlonie discovered the location where the plane of Michael’s father’s high school friend, John McGrath, crashed in WWII. Treasure Island 2020 Guest: Sam Payne, host, Apple Seed on BYUradio, and producer, Treasure Island 2020 Sam drops in to share a sneak peak of BYUradio's new podcast, Treasure Island 2020.