Episode 189:

What Wonderful Luck!

The Alleged Real Life Story of The Orphan


The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire


Episode 189: What Wonderful Luck!

Karen and Georgia cover the alleged real life story of The Orphan and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

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The Alleged Real Life Story of The Orphan

The Alleged Real Life Story of The Orphan Notes:

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"She had traveled from Ukraine to the rolling hills and cornfields of Indiana, only to wind up on her own in a strange city. When police checked in with the girl in September 2014, it had been more than a year since she had seen or heard from her adoptive parents, who had changed her age from 11 to 22 on official documents and rented her an apartment before moving to Canada and leaving her behind.

That was only the start of the bizarre criminal case enveloping Michael and Kristine Barnett, who last week were charged with felony neglect.

According to local media outlets, the couple, who have since divorced, haven’t denied abandoning the girl just a little more than two years after they adopted her. But they disagree about whether she actually was a child — or an adult pretending to be one..."

— Source: Washington Post article by Noori Farzan

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Notes:

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Image Source:

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire from Wikipedia Commons

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building from Wikipedia Commons

"On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burned, killing 145 workers. It is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history, as the deaths were largely preventable–most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. The tragedy brought widespread attention to the dangerous sweatshop conditions of factories, and led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of workers..."

— Source: History Channel article by History.com Editors

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