Podcast Notes

On this page you will find direct downloads of the lecture podcasts as well as any material that went along with the original program.

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December 16, 2009 - "Audacious Freedom: Beyond Race and Racism in America"
Featuring: Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Molefi Kete Asante
Moderated by: Dr. Frederic Bertley
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October 30, 2008 - "HPV Vaccination Decisions: the Issues, Lessons Learned, and Underlying Public Confidence in Vaccines"
Featured speakers are: Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Paul A. Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Barbara Watson, MB ChB, FRCP (UK), FAAP, Medical Director for the Immunization Program at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; and Rick Haupt, MD, MPH, Executive Director for Clinical Research at Merck Research Laboratories.
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September 17, 2008 - "The Politics of Slavery and Race in America"
Featuring: Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, and moderated by: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante
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June 20, 2008 - Michael Cottman - The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie
Michael Cottman speaks of his book 'The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie' which recounts his underwater excavation of a sunken slave ship. While he speaks of his own journey he tells the story of a ship that took men, women, and children on a tortured passage to the other side of the globe.
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April 15, 2008 - Dr Wallace Broecker - The Ocean and Earth's Climate: Past Preent and Future
Moderated by NPR's Joe Palca, and joined by Dr's John Byrne (Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware), D. James Baker (Global Carbon Measurement Program, The William Clinton Foundation), and Nancy Targett (College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware),
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March 26, 2008 - Should the Government Make You Do it? Vaccine Mandates and Children
The first in a series of public forums on vaccine science, ethics and policy, tackles the issue of government mandates and children, featuring experts in vaccine science, public health, pediatrics and bioethics from throughout the Delaware Valley.
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March 21, 2008 - Dr Michio Kaku - Physics Of The Impossible
The renowned physicist explores to what extent technologies and devices deemed equally impossible today might become common place in the future.
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March 14, 2008 - Science Debate 2008 Press Conference
As the primary season reaches fever pitch in Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute and the organizers of Science Debate 2008 announce a national broadcast partnership to televise the event, and other information.
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January 19, 2008 - “Black Identity in Philadelphia”
Preview by acclaimed professor Dr. Molefi Asante of his upcoming photo-essay book entitled “Black Identity in Philadelphia”
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January 16, 2008 - "Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project"
Dr. Spencer Wells, Explorer in Residence at National Geographic Society, and Director of the Genographic Project, will lecture on his finding that humanity is descended from a small African population.
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November 29, 2007 - "Identical Strangers"
Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein describe their amazing experience coming to terms with the strange and unbelievable hand fate had dealt them.
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October 13, 2007 - "Identity and the New Philadelphia"
Mayor-Elect Michael Nutter delivers the keynote speech at the Press Preview for Identity: an exhibition of you.
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October 5, 2007 - "Reflections from Earth's Orbit"
Former NASA Astronaut Winston Scott speaks about his time in space.
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October 4, 2007 - "Exploring Space in the New Millennium "
This panel discussion/lecture will kick-off World Space Week! Guests include Steve Squyres, Norm Augustine and John Mather.
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 7 - Questions and Answers
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 6 - Dr. Molefi Asante
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 5 - Dr. Maulana Karenga
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 4 - Host Vernin Odom introduces a piece dedicated to Dr. Asa. G Hilliard, III
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 3 - Dr. Charles Finch,III
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 2 - Introduction by Franklin Institute President Dr. Dennis M. Wint. Remembrance of Dr. Asa G Hilliard. Remarks from Dr. Theopile Obenga via video.
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August 16, 2007 - "The Peopling of Africa: Indigenous African Civilization, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Family"
Part 1 - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Specific References or Excerpts from Lectures on Ancient Kemet.
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May 22, 2007 - "God and the Search for Elegance" - Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J.
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April 25, 2007 - Meet the Scientists - Part 2
A question-and-answer program for invited middle and high school students. This lively and interesting discussion presents a unique opportunity for students to interact with some of the world's most important and accomplished scientists.
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April 25, 2007 - Meet the Scientists - Part 1
A question-and-answer program for invited middle and high school students. This lively and interesting discussion presents a unique opportunity for students to interact with some of the world's most important and accomplished scientists.
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April 24, 2007 - "The Lucky 13" by Franklin Medalist in Life Sciences, Dr. Nancy Wexler - Part 1
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April 24, 2007 - "The Lucky 13" by Franklin Medalist in Life Sciences, Dr. Nancy Wexler- Part 2
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December 12, 2006 - "Science, Faith & Darwin"
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November 21, 2006 - "Evolution of the Racehorse - The Barbaro Story"
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