March 21: Alcatraz

March 21, 2015

Today is the 52nd anniversary of the closing of the Alcatraz federal prison in San Francisco Bay. Here are a few things you might not know about Alcatraz: • It was open for only 29 …

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March 20: Iditarod

March 20, 2015

March 20 is the 20th anniversary of Libby Riddles becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail sled dog race. Here are three things you might not know about the Iditarod. • It’s named …

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Please rate the show

March 18, 2015

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please consider taking a moment to rate and review the show on iTunes. Ratings are one criteria used by iTunes to rank podcasts. The higher ranked a podcast is the …

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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2015

Today is St. Patricks Day, commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is both a religious and secular celebration, marked by festivals, parades and wearing green. In the United States, additional traditions include …

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March 14: Pi Day

March 14, 2015

Today is a very special day for those of you who are mathematically inclined. March 14th, or numerically 3/14, is Pi Day, a celebration of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which …

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