5.12.15: The Great Cricket Rivalry, Why We Forget The Sultana, & Alice Fogel

May 12, 2015

The Red Sox and the Yankees, Ali versus Frazier, the Boston Celtics and the L.A. Lakers. These are some of America's most notable sports rivalries, but they’ve got nothing on international cricket. On today’s show, we explore the epic sports rivalry between India and Pakistan.

Plus, everybody knows about the Titanic - so how come nobody remembers the sinking of the Sultana, the deadliest maritime disaster in American history?  We explore why some of the biggest historical events don’t take up much space in the history books. 

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The Great Cricket Rivalry

Ken Shulman is a journalist and host of “Away Games”, a new television series and educational platform that looks at lives, conflicts, and cultures through the lens of sport.

The show’s first episode details the intense cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan. It premieres on May 12th, at 9pm ET on New Hampshire Public Television.

Watch an excerpt from the first episode of "Away Games".

NH Poet Laureate Alice Fogel Remixes Bach

Virginia speaks with NH Poet Laureate Alice Fogel about her new collection, Interval: Poems Based on Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'.

Alice Fogel will be speaking at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH, on Thursday, May 14th.

Why We Forget The Sultana

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Freelance writer and author Christopher Klein discusses the sinking of The Sultana, the deadliest maritime disaster in America, and other forgotten pieces of American history.

Read his article for the Boston Globe, "8 Reasons We Forget Some Historical Events".

Christopher Klein will be signing copies of his latest book, Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, at the Beara Irish Brewing Company taproom in Portsmouth on Sunday, June 7 at 2 PM.

The Reason For The Riot

Sometimes, it’s not historical events that fade from our memory, but the lessons they were supposed to have taught us.  During the summer of 1967, a total of 159 riots broke-out across the United States, in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Newark. In Backstory with the American History Guys, historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf try to understand why. 

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.