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Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital 
All-Day Tour
The Change-Makers and Social Justice


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The Change-Makers and Social Justice
Ideas that can change the world—and lives—all share the same source: a motivated person who dares to ask, “Why not?" Tonight’s program features individuals who used their platforms to highlight issues as diverse as xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, and other social issues which then allows further discussions on these topics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Meet Astronaut Mike Massimino—No Ordinary Spaceman
Former astronaut Mike Massimino is the veteran of NASA space flights aboard space shuttles Columbia and Atlantis. His final mission was to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. He tells a compelling story about following a dream and what having the “right stuff” really means—at NASA, in space, and in life. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital
All-Day Tour
Join museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker for a close-up look at the rich and fascinating of Philadelphia as a center of American medicine. Explore the home of pioneering surgeon Philip Syng Physick, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Mutter Museum.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts
In a five-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This session features William Gahl, Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute and Director, NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Novelist Jodi Picoult: On Tackling Tough Topics
In a conversation with NPR’s Lynn Neary, best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her career, inspirations, writing process, and why the issues she takes on in her latest book Small Great Things spoke to her as a novelist. 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:45 PM
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