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My Life as a Wild Turkey

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Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution

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When America Took to the Air

Image via Wikipedia In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—introducing Americans to flight …

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Good Sport

Image courtesy M. Smelter Nobody knows their exact price tag, but the Sochi Olympics were widely hailed as the most expensive Olympic games ever. And the real question: is it worth …

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Start the Year Off Right

You can’t finish something you haven’t started. Francis Bush (Virginia Military Institute) started running late in life and has now completed more than 60 marathons. Plus: Women’s soccer coach Corey …

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Red Ink

A common historical myth is that Native Americans were an “oral people” and did not engage in literacy. In his new bookRed Ink:Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the …

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Replay: The Steel-Driving Man and the Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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The Steel-Driving Man and The Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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Replay: You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here…

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger ( George Mason University) explains how and …

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Replay: Counterfactuals

What if the South had won the Civil War? Noel Hendrickson (James Madison University) helps students consider questions about what might have been if the past had happened differently. Instead …

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You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and their background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger (George Mason University) explains how and …

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Medical Promises

In laboratories throughout the Old Dominion, researchers are working to solve some of the most vexing medical problems. We draw them from their labs to the microphone for an explanation …

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