99% Invisible http://kalw.org en 99% Invisible: The colour of money http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-colour-money <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">US paper currency is so ubiquitous that to really look at its graphic design with fresh eyes requires some deliberate and focused attention. So pull out a greenback from your wallet (or look at a picture online) and really take it in. All the fonts, the busy filigree, the micro patterns…it’s just dreadful.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:49:43 +0000 Roman Mars 43731 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The colour of money The Spot 1.23.14 Historical Recreations http://kalw.org/post/spot-12314-historical-recreations <p>99% Invisible<a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/episode-72-new-old-town/"> "New Old Town" </a>The rebuilding of post-war Warsaw.</p><p>The Memory Palace <a href="http://thememorypalace.us/2013/12/shadowboxing/">"Shadowboxing"</a> The stories that were told about legendary boxer John L. Sullivan, and the stories he told about himself.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:53:17 +0000 Matt Martin 38730 at http://kalw.org The Spot 1.23.14 Historical Recreations The Spot 11.7.13 Civics & Sirens http://kalw.org/post/spot-11713-civics-sirens <p>Youth Radio podcast:&nbsp; Civic Education for a New Generation</p><p>Contrary to popular belief, nearly 90 percent of high school students take a civics class. But what's the quality of those classes? This week's Youth Radio podcast looks at how racial and political diversity in the classroom affects what young people learn about politics and society.</p><p>99% Invisible: &nbsp;Symphony of Sirens</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:36:25 +0000 Matt Martin 35510 at http://kalw.org The Spot 11.7.13 Civics & Sirens 99% Invisible: Galloping Gertie http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-galloping-gertie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of suspension bridges, the first two that come to mind may be right here: the Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge. But after this next story, there's another that may stay with you -- a suspension bridge in the state of Washington called the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Roman Mars relates this bridge in this edition of 99% Invisible.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:27:14 +0000 Roman Mars 31935 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: Galloping Gertie 99% Invisible: The Broken Window http://kalw.org/post/99-invisible-broken-window <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">One day, when Melissa was thirteen, she and her friend Liz bought some geodes. They didn’t want to wait to get home to crack them open, so they decided to throw them against the wall of an apartment building. Liz’s aim went wild on one of the geodes, and it went through a window. Melissa would have probably forgotten about the incident, had it not been for one inexplicable thing: the window didn’t get fixed. Ever. So in 2011, 22 years after the incident, Melissa went to go find the person who left the window broken for so long. She brought along a tape recorder.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:37:55 +0000 Roman Mars 30600 at http://kalw.org 99% Invisible: The Broken Window