Women's Military Bands, Adoption, Underwater Rituals, Future of Meat
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 143
- Apr 9, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:37:32 mins
The Nation's Only Black Women's Military Band Guest: Jill Sullivan, Professor of Music at Arazona State University Rosie the Riveter famously rolled up her sleeves and went to work during World War II, epitomizing a common slogan of the day:"Free a Man to Fight." For the first time on such a wide scale, women did jobs that today they do all the time, including striking up a marching band. And one special band came to be during WWII, an all-black female marching band, which turned out to be the only one in military history. Their story is an inspiration as many of their superiors protested their very existence. This year marks the 75th annaversiery of their founding and we hear from someone who's spoken personally to some of these band members. Connecting Adopted Chinese Children to their Native Culture Guest: Brian Stuy, Founder and Owner of Research-China.org China is the number one country for international adoption in the entire world, and over a third of these children are adopted by families in the United States. However, many families of adoptees have practically no information available to contact the birth families of their children and connect them back to their heritage. Research-China.org aims to fill that gap. The Lost Civilization Buried in Lake Titicaca Guest: Charles Stanish, Executive Director at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment at the University of South Florida Buried underwater near an island at the center of a Lake Titicaca at 12,500 feet above sea level, archeologists recently found a trove of ritual objects from a lost civilization. The find includes gold, pottery and sacrificial llama bones. We speak with one of the archeologists who led the project. Future of Meat Guest: David Welch, Director of Science and Technology at the Good Food Institute When we talk about the future of food, I bet you imagine a kitchen, not a lab. But the future of meat isn’t a new cookbook – it’s a new genetic recipe for producing alternative and sustainable sources of meat. Here's a conversation about the future of meat and the world of plant-based and clean meat research with David Welch, the Director of Science and Technology at the Good Food Institute. To find out more about the work they do and how your diets may be changing in the coming years, be sure to visit www.gfi.org.