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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 10:30 PM    "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar" Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and then as a rare spice. During his second voyage in 1493, Columbus brought it to the Caribbean where it changed into a common necessity, became a key element in the Caribbean slave trade and an early example of capitalist manufacturing. We'll find out why people who had a sweet tooth had a better chance of surviving than people who didn't and how sugar became the basis for England's international trade, a key element in the control of Britain's working class, and an essential part of the temperance movement. D
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 10:30 PM "How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Some Like It Hot: The Story of Chili Peppers" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Domesticated Bliss: The Story of Livestock In America" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Time to Play Ketchup: The Story of the Tomato" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 - 10:30 PM "This Spud's for You: How The Potato Changed The World" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 - 10:30 PM "The Seed of Life: The Story of Corn" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Milk's Leap Toward Immortality: The Story of Cheese" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Taking The High Grounds: The Story of Coffee" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 - 10:30 PM "The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In America" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 - 10:30 PM "Simple Pleasures: Mediterranean Foods in the Americas" (LEARN/CREATE)
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