Raising the Titanic, Homeless Soccer and exploring Blackfoot country

Raising the Titanic, Homeless Soccer and exploring Blackfoot country

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Aired on January 6, 2013

As per recent news reports, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute embarked on a historic expedition to “virtually raise” the legendary TITANIC. Expedition Leader Dave Gallo joins World Footprints to discuss the expedition’s mission and the efforts being made to preserve the Titanic. The ships’ wreckage on the ocean bed lay undetected for decades until 1985. That’s when a team of scientists led by oceanographer Robert Ballard was able to locate the shipwreck some 13,000 feet below the surface of the Atlantic, about 370 miles southeast of Newfoundland. Oceanographers have pointed out that the hostile sea environment has wreaked havoc on the ship’s remains after more than a century beneath the surface.

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about soccer and how this sport is transforming lives. Today we will introduce Mel Young, Founder of the Homeless World Cup. Mel joins us to talk about this year’s World Cup in Brazil and the impact soccer is having on the lives of homeless people all over the world. Finally, we will be treated to the history of the Siksika People in Alberta, Canada as Shane Breaker from the Blackfoot Crossing Museum joins us.

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