Alycia Asai, Civics and Coffee, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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I love coffee and I love history. Which is why, when I stumbled on the podcast of our next guest, I knew I had found something good. Alycia Asai is the host and producer of  Civics and Coffee, a podcast about The people, events and topics of United States history, shared in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee.

According to Alycia, unlike a lot of other history based podcasts, she keeps her episodes short and sweet - giving her listeners their history in the time it takes to drink their morning cup of coffee, usually under 15 minutes. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and considers herself a history nerd, but not a guru. When she’s not researching episodes, she’s planning vacations - although not so much with COVID. Today we geek out with Alycia who tells us about her favorite history, it’s a dark one about a devastating fire in 1911, the events of which were responsible for major changes in US regulations surrounding safety in the workplace.

Resources:

Civics & Coffee: http://bit.ly/3palfPR
(also available wherever you listen to your podcasts)

Civics & Coffe on social media:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/civicsandcoffee/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/civicsandcoffee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CivicsPod

Mentioned in episode:
Rose Schneiderman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Schneiderman
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire
David von Drehle (Author), Triangle: The Fire That Changed America Paperback, https://groveatlantic.com/book/triangle/

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