Marie C. Bolden, A Black Teen In Cleveland, Helped Win A National Spelling Title In 1908 (Cool Weird Awesome 1037)

Today in 1908, a team of students from Cleveland won a spelling title at the annual meeting of the National Education Association, thanks in part to a Black 14 year old named Marie C. Bolden.

By |2023-06-29T09:46:14-04:00June 29, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The “Chat Checkout” In The Netherlands Makes Sure Everyone Has Someone To Talk To (Cool Weird Awesome 628)

One of the many things we’ve learned over the last 19 months or so is that a lot of people around us can get lonely and isolated, even if they want social contact. In the Netherlands, a grocery store chain is trying to help by offering Kletskassa, or "chat checkout," where customers and clerks can strike up conversations if they need them. Plus: October is National Roller Skating Month, and whenever you’re next in Lincoln, Nebraska, you can check out the National Museum of Roller Skating.

By |2021-10-06T09:36:30-04:00October 6, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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