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The Daughters of the American Revolution at 125 and still flying the flag for the USA.
The surprising political legacy of the much-loved children's author, Dr Seuss.
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A poetic and musical collaboration melding two traditions and seeking common ground.
Music journalist Jackson Allers explores Arab Spring era hip-hop as a catalyst for change.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
The story of how a sideshow doctor changed medical history and saved premature babies.
Izzat Majeed could have retired quietly, but he formed a Pakistani jazz ensemble instead.
Journalist Chris Page travels to Africa and meets members of the Ghanaian Orange Order.
DJ Annie Nightingale looks at how Northern Soul music has become popular in Japan.
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
William Hanson explores why there is such a demand for British etiquette around the world.
The search for an elusive watery wonder in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's civil war.
A portrait of life in Gaza through the eyes of a group of young Palestinian surfers.
Chie Kobayashi reports on Rakugo, Japan's ancient art of laughter.