Joseph Slife

Joseph is a former senior producer of WORLD Radio and former co-host of The World and Everything in It podcast.

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Remembering M*A*S*H’s Father Mulcahy

Obituary | Actor William Christopher dies at age 84
by Joseph Slife
Posted 1/04/17, 12:15 pm

William Christopher, the actor who played Father Francis Mulcahy for 11 seasons on M*A*S*H in the 1970s and ’80s, died New Year’s Eve. He was 84.

In the series, Mulcahy was a Catholic priest, a former amateur boxer, and a chaplain assigned to M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) Unit No. 4077 during the Korean War.

Christopher ensured the role was almost always handled with respect and restraint.

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Loveable Cubs overcome the Curse

Sports | The Chicago Cubs end their 71-year World Series drought
by Joseph Slife
Posted 10/24/16, 11:23 am

There’s a saying in Chicago: Any team can have a bad century—a reference to the Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a World Series since before the Titanic sank. But maybe this year is the year.

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Think again

Science | Chicago’s Field Museum asks visitors to rethink earlier ‘scientific’ views 
by Paul Butler & Joseph Slife
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

The idea of “settled science” isn’t new. In the 1930s many scientists and philosophers, not just in Germany but throughout Western Europe and North America, thought people from the northwest corner of the Eurasian landmass, and their New World descendants, had evolved to a greater pinnacle of humanity than had people of other ethnicities.

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