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Monticello’s Innovations

Charles Morrill

Thomas Jefferson brought ideas from around the world home to Monticello where he lived a life full of the latest technology.

3 mins


Alexis Ohanian, University of Virginia

Just after finishing college at the University of Virginia, Ohanian with his friend Steve Huffman, created Reddit. Designed to be the front page of the Internet, Reddit is now one of the most talked about and influential spots on the web.

21 mins


Becca McCharen, University of Virginia

McCharen began designing structural corsets and body-cages for small fashion shows. Only a few years later, that hobby has grown into Chromat, an experimental label worn by just about every major female pop star, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj.

16 mins

Entrepreneurial Values

Ron Monark, College of William and Mary

While the term “entrepreneur” goes in and out of fashion, Monark says that the skills required to start a new company have always been in vogue.

10 mins

In this hour we ask what does it take to set the pace of ideas?


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