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Josh Gruner

Architect, EOA Architects in Nashville

A (brief) History of US Ballparks

PRESENTED ON OCT 14, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 14

Josh Gruner gives a brief history of eastern US ballparks designs. He explores the evolution of the architecture of the American baseball stadium.

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Hysterically Historical

BY BUD ROEGEE
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 17, 2012

Bud's favorite sport is baseball, and that's the context in which he walks us through the history of the city of Grand Rapids. (in English)

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A Brief History of Medicine

BY VINCENT LAM
@ HEALTH TALKS 2013 ON FEB 27, 2013

Writer and emergency physician Vincent Lam gives us a short and fast overview of the development of medical history, a look into the Black Box of the medical system. This look at important figures in medicine and their discoveries reveals that the medical model has always revolved around one thing; the patient's care and health.

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Negro League Baseball

BY NICK WILSON
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 15, 2013

Nick Wilson discusses the importance of preserving history, and in this case the history of African-American major baseball leagues, prior to their integration to Major League Baseball. He believes it's necessary for us to take down and fill out these hazy aspects of American baseball history, and pass it down to the current generation.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 19, 2013.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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A Brief History of Jewelry

BY CALLA GOLD
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 04, 2015

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry a Santa Barbara, CA based jeweler, has been a "Jeweler without Walls" since 1983. Specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry, she helps her clients select jewelry that fits their distinct lifestyle, career, face and body shapes.

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

BY CATHERINE JACQUET
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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A Brief History of Human Intoxication and the War on People (of Color) Who Use Drugs

BY LOGAN KINAMORE
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"Human beings have consumed mind and mood-altering substances since the advent of our species, using drugs for medicine, magic, and recreation. From pre-historical fermentation to the modern racist war on drugs, we will explore the human experience through the lens of drug use and changing social attitudes."

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A brief photographic history of one block in downtown El Paso

BY JOEL GUZMAN
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Amatuer historian, Joel Guzman walks us through history via historic photos that reflect the changes that have occurred in the block bounded by Main, Oregon, The Bataan Trainway and Mesa.