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Caffeine, Zoo Gorillas, Suffrage

Constant Wonder
  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 01:41:16

The Help and Hurt of Caffeine Guest: Murray Carpenter, journalist and author, “Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us” A mid-afternoon ritual of downing a daily dose of caffeine has more effects, both good and bad, than you may think. Two Wild Gorillas Shifted the National Zoo Toward Conservation Guest: Kara Arundel, education reporter and editor, and author, "Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo" Two wild gorillas helped shift the National Zoo’s outlook on conservation. Tennessee's Pivotal Role in Women’s Suffrage (and the Legislator Who Listened to His Mother and Voted for It) Guest: Elaine Weiss, author of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote” One hundred years ago, Tennessee was caught up in the fierce fight for women’s suffrage. As the last vote needed in order to ratify the 19th Amendment, suffragists and anti-suffragists alike travelled from across the country to make their voices heard in Nashville. Why Women in Wyoming Got the Vote So Early (originally aired June 19, 2019) Guest: Tom Rea, author, editor,, Wyoming State Historical Society Years before the events in Nashville Tennessee, women in many American states were already voting. Women in Wyoming got the vote first in 1890, followed by those in Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. But Wyoming didn't award the vote for the reasons you'd think. Show More...

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