Kee Malesky http://kunc.org en In The Royal Baby Guessing Game, What's The Surname? http://kunc.org/post/royal-baby-guessing-game-whats-surname Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts, Hanovers and now what?<p>There's been plenty of speculation about what name will be chosen for the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known as Will and Kate). Bets are being placed on Charlotte, Alice, Grace, Charles, George, James, etc. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 47044 at http://kunc.org In The Royal Baby Guessing Game, What's The Surname? The Only Woman To Receive The Medal Of Honor http://kunc.org/post/only-woman-receive-medal-honor In all of American history, only one woman has been awarded the Medal of Honor — and Congress tried to take it back.<p>Her name was Mary Edwards Walker, and she was a doctor at a time when female physicians were rare. She graduated from the Syracuse Medical College, and at the outbreak of the Civil War traveled to Washington with the intention of joining the Army as a medical officer. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:26:25 +0000 Kee Malesky 36877 at http://kunc.org The Only Woman To Receive The Medal Of Honor The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed http://kunc.org/post/strangely-true-tale-johnny-appleseed Apples — right off the tree, baked in a pie, pressed into cider or mashed into sauce — are a basic element of American culture. October is the month to celebrate them, thanks, in part, to Johnny Appleseed.<p>You've probably heard of the legendary character who traveled the Midwest planting trees, but he's not a myth. Johnny Appleseed's real name was John Chapman, and he was born in Massachusetts in either 1774 or 1775.<p>He was first noticed by history in 1801 when he arrived on horseback at the farm of John Stedden in Licking Creek, Ohio. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:11:37 +0000 Kee Malesky 35350 at http://kunc.org The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed Live Pigeon Shooting And Other Odd Olympic Games http://kunc.org/post/live-pigeon-shooting-and-other-odd-olympic-games The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris hosted what was surely the weirdest and most bizarre Olympic event of all time: live pigeon shooting.<p>The winner was Leon de Lunden of Belgium, who bagged 21 of the 300 birds that were released to the gun-toting competitors. Perhaps the sight of all those gory feathers fluttering down from the Olympic sky was too horrible for the audience and the organizers; the event never returned.<p>It may not have been an official Olympic sport, either — the IOC barely acknowledges Mr. de Lunden or the event in its archives. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 31191 at http://kunc.org Live Pigeon Shooting And Other Odd Olympic Games Follow The Money: On The Trail Of Watergate Lore http://kunc.org/post/follow-money-trail-watergate-lore "Follow the money" – a phrase that's now part of our national lexicon — was supposedly whispered to reporter Bob Woodward by Deep Throat as a way to cut through the lies and deceptions and find the truth about the Watergate scandal. The so-called third-rate burglary that happened 40 years ago this weekend ended the presidency of Richard Nixon. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Kee Malesky 28991 at http://kunc.org Follow The Money: On The Trail Of Watergate Lore