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BBC - Radio 4 Document - Radio 10

"For much of the last half of the twentieth century the BBC was preparing for post-Armageddon. Mike Thomson goes in search of the hidden bunkers, and the people told to staff them."

Walking Turcot Yards

"The World’s Largest Urban Abandoned Space"

Food stamps offer best stimulus - study - Jan. 29, 2008

"For every dollar spent on that program $1.73 is generated throughout the economy, he said." 

Jessica Duchen's classical music blog: Tasmin's violin goes naked!

"Two contrasting violins are involved: her Guadagnini of 1757 and the 'Regent' Stradivarius. Listen out for the difference between the instruments, decide which you prefer and why, and let her know via the website!"

crying over sour milk

"ashley in chicago says her roommates are the king and queen of passive-aggressive notes. ('if they ever found this site, they’d think it was a self help group,' she says.)"

The History Place - Child Labor in America

"Richard Pierce, age 14, a Western Union Telegraph Co. messenger. Nine months in service, works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Smokes and visits houses of prostitution."

Cahiers du Moment

"We are getting the winter this year in Chicago we've avoided for a while. Still sucks, tho. What do midwives say? You get the birth you need..."