History http://wyso.org en Orville Wright's Demonstration Flight http://wyso.org/post/orville-wrights-demonstration-flight <p><em>In the summer of 1908, Wilbur Wright astonished the world, demonstrating the Wright Flyer in France.&nbsp; No one had ever flown as long and with such control.&nbsp; The world took notice.</em></p><p><em>Back here in the states, that same summer, Orville Wright was making demonstration flights, too, for the US Army's Signal Corps, trying to get a contract to sell planes to the US government.&nbsp; Dayton aviation historian and photographer Dan Patterson tells the story.</em></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Dan Patterson 22264 at http://wyso.org Orville Wright's Demonstration Flight Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future http://wyso.org/post/climate-human-population-and-human-survival-what-deep-past-tells-us-about-future <p>The controversies generated by climate science in recent years center around the human relationship with the natural world and with natural resources. This month, historian John Brooke puts that critical question in historical perspective&mdash;deep historical perspective. For most of human history, our species had to struggle to survive powerful natural forces, like climate and disease. In the past three centuries, however, things have changed dramatically: that struggle has been reshaped by the unprecedented growth of the human population&mdash;from under one billion to now over seven. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 15122 at http://wyso.org Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future A Century of U.S. Relations with Iraq http://wyso.org/post/century-us-relations-iraq <p>As the American combat mission in Iraq comes to end, the Obama administration and Pentagon officials have repeatedly assured the world that American involvement with Iraq will continue. They are undoubtedly right. Since the founding of Iraq in the aftermath of World War I, U.S. policy has included cooperation, confrontation, war, and, most recently, an ongoing experiment in state-building. This month, Peter Hahn, an expert on the history of U.S. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:00:00 +0000 15123 at http://wyso.org A Century of U.S. Relations with Iraq Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food Security and Gene Banks http://wyso.org/post/conserving-diversity-dinner-table-plants-food-security-and-gene-banks <p>With the ongoing East African drought crisis, the persisting threat of global climate change, and the world population now estimated at 7 billion, global concerns about food insecurity are again in the news. Little mentioned, however, is the continuing loss of genetic diversity of the foods we eat today&mdash;a trend that has rapidly accelerated since the twentieth century and that raises troubling questions about the vulnerability of the world&rsquo;s food supply. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:00:00 +0000 15244 at http://wyso.org Conserving Diversity at the Dinner Table: Plants, Food Security and Gene Banks Dangerous Women http://wyso.org/post/dangerous-women <p><span class="article-content">To commemorate the anniversary of the 19th amendment to the constitution, WYSO 91.3 FM and the Living History Theatre presents an original radio drama, &quot;Dangerous Women.&quot; This original work by Yellow Springs playwright Kay Reimers, concerns the beginning and end of the nearly century long struggle to give women the right to vote.<br /> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:09:08 +0000 Jerry Kenney 20702 at http://wyso.org Dangerous Women