You wouldn’t expect Don Ho to sing “Tiny Bubbles” at a good ole-fashioned country hoedown, but it’s not as far-fetched as it seems. Continue reading Aloha, ya’ll
How did a soft yellow metal, useless for tools or weapons, become the foundation of dynasties that lasted for centuries? Continue reading Sidedoor: Good as Gold
Look–up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Yikes! It’s a bird AND a plane in a head-on collision!
In this episode of Sidedoor, we meet Roxy Laybourne, one of the first scientists to figure out how a bird weighing a few ounces can bring down a multi-ton aircraft. Continue reading Sidedoor: The Feather Detective
This lady sang the blues–wearing a man’s tuxedo and in language no lady would use. Meet brave, bawdy Gladys Bentley. Continue reading Sidedoor: Singing the Gender-Bending Blues
Well, Clarisse, have the frogs stopped peeping?
Not yet, but If we don’t figure out how to stop an amphibian serial killer, we’ll all hear the silence of the frogs. Continue reading Sidedoor: The Silence of the Frogs
In this episode of Sidedoor, Cheech Marin is our guide to the wildly creative and ingenious world of rasquachismo—the Chicano art of working with what you’ve got.
UPDATED In this episode of Sidedoor, we explore our complex relationship with one of the largest, most powerful and most intelligent species to ever inhabit our planet. Continue reading Sidedoor: 50 Shades of Gray (Whales)
Come for the ingenuity and stay for the scandal on this episode of Sidedoor as as we find out how Eadweard Muybridge changed the course of photographic history. Continue reading Sidedoor: Inventor, Photographer…Murderer
In honor of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) Sidedoor takes a look at the early HIV/AIDS crisis through the eyes of an artist whose life and work were changed by it forever. Continue reading Sidedoor: This color is who I am
Secretary Skorton considers America’s complicated relationship with Native Americans and helps set the record straight on a meal that was more of a snack than a feast. Continue reading The Invention of Thanksgiving