Part Three of The Current
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
We started this segment with a song by Calgary singer-songwriter Jacquie Drew called My Breast Friends.
Florence Williams agrees that society's relationship with the female breast is complicated, but not as complicated as breasts themselves. Florence Williams is the author of a new book called Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. She was in Boulder, Colorado.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kristin Nelson.
* Pls note the music aired in this segment is not available OnDemand streaming *
Last Word - Alan Turing
Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of a man who helped make the modern world... in more ways than one. Alan Turing is credited with developing the crucial mathematics behind the computer. He put that math to work during the Second World War by helping to build a machine that broke the Nazi codes.
Some believe his ingenuity reduced the length of the war by two years and saved millions of lives. But after the war, Turing was convicted of gross indecency because of his homosexuality and considered a security risk. Alan Turing took his life in 1954.
In 2009, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown publicly apologized for the government's treatment of Turing, describing it as... appalling. Today's Last Word goes to Alan Turing played by Derek Jacobi in the film, Breaking the Code.
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