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Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution

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Kremlin to Kremlin: The Joseph Roane Story

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Replay: I Am…In Love

Sonali Gulati’s (Virginia Commonwealth University) film, I Am, chronicles her personal journey to Delhi, India, where she confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to as …

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Where Did You Come From?

“Where Did You Come From?” is the title of the first track on Suz Slezak’s upcoming collection of lullabies Watching the Nighttime Come. Slezak and David Wax, both members of …

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Give War and Peace a Chance

In this hour, we hear what we can still learn from Tolstoy’s War and Peace and historical films that may be filled with inaccuracies.  We’ll also take a look at the ever evolving holiday table where one biologist is distilling his own cordials and spirits and multicultural families are creating new traditions.

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Witches, Slaves, and Heroines

The Baptism of Pocahontas; Image via Wikipedia Join us for a sampler of Norfolk State University’s 1619:The Making of America conference, including the myths and truths behind the lives of …

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Horror in the Hills

Image via freestockphotos.biz Emily Satterwhite (Virginia Tech) talks about two very different images of Appalachia: the pastoral, small towns of literature and the often violent cannibals of horror films. And: In …

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Furious Flower Honors Rita Dove

The most celebrated African American poets in America pay homage to the life’s work of former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove (University of Virginia). The occasion was …

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Patrick Henry’s “Thunder Speech”

Thomas Jefferson said Patrick Henry “got the ball of revolution rolling.” Henry was five times elected governor of colonial Virginia, but it was his ability to electrify an audience that …

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Replay: Furious Love

Image via Flickr user Ultimate Graphics The tempestuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton captured the world’s attention in a way no other Hollywood couple’s had before. The public …

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Replay: Bible Babel

In her book Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time, Kristin Swenson explains what the Bible is, where it comes from, and how it’s …

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Slavery: The Rise of American Capitalism

The tribulations of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, are depicted in the popular film 12 Years a Slave. In a soon to be published book, …

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