Whether it’s a catchy theme song, or a single image - think Mary Tyler Moore tossing her cap into the air – some TV credit sequences are etched in our minds. Today we listen for the greatest TV opening sequences of all time. Plus, a look at a graphic novel that reveals the untold stories of African-American history…including that of Richard Potter, for whom the New Hampshire town of Potter Place is named. Then, tis the season for mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. How are you preventing pesky bites? We sample the rainbow of bug repellant…from witch hazel to DEET.
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TV Opening Sequences
An Adult Confession for a Middle School Crime
It’s practically inarguable…teenagers sometimes do dumb things. Sometimes they get caught and sometimes they get away with it….or in this case, sometimes they get away with it for 22 years. Roman Mars of 99% Invisible brings us the story.
Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History
Joel Christian Gill is an Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Arts and author of the graphic novel Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History, which he spoke about with us.
The Truth About Bug Spray
Kiera Butler is senior editor at Mother Jones and wrote the article “The Truth About Bug Spray.” She was here to help us choose the best bug repellent for our upcoming summer activities.
Reflections of Fathers