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Richmond Is a Hard Road to Travel

Friday, April 24, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Listener Calls

Friday, April 17, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Trials & Tribunes

Friday, April 10, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Green Superheroes

Friday, March 13, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Myth Of “Malaise”

Friday, January 23, 2015

With the American History Guys

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In Their Own Words

Friday, January 16, 2015

With the American History Guys

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WEB EXTRA - Radiation in the Milk! From "Health Nuts"

Friday, November 28, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Friendship Out of Fallout

Friday, November 07, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Can We Still Call it Wilderness?

Friday, September 12, 2014

With the American History Guys

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PRI's The World

Three years after its civil war, Libya is on the brink of another

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three years after the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gaddafi, Libya faces an even worse crisis that threatens to destabilize the country and region. The US doesn't want to intervene, but fighting between Islamists and former Gaddafi loyalists has already dragged in other countries.

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WQXR Features

American Original: A Salute to Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Thursday, July 04, 2013

July 4th provides an ideal opportunity to focus on the adventurous life and original music of American pianist and composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. David Dubal takes us on a musical tour.

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The Takeaway

Syrian Civil War Becoming a Regional Conflict

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The conflict in Syria has spread to become a regional war, creating tensions between Shia and Sunnis in neighboring countries. Each action on the ground in Syria, and the perception of gains or losses, reverberate across the region. Geneive Abdo, fellow with the Middle East/Southwest Asia program at The Stimson Center explains the increasingly regional nature of the war.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Civil War-Era Choral Masterworks

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Brahms' Requiem, Franz Liszt's Christus and Rossini's Messe Sollenelle have an intriguing connection: they were composed while America waged its devastating Civil War.

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Specials

Emancipation 150: From Emancipation to the Great Migration

Friday, February 15, 2013

Through conversation and performance, take a look at the historic proclamation within the unsettled, turbulent contexts of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow Era and the Great Migration. Co-moderated by award-winning writer Carl Hancock Rux and Robin Morris, Director of National Programs at the National Constitution Center. Panelists include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration); Dr. Khalil Muhammad (Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture); Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Eric Foner (The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery) and Dr. Jim Downs (Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction).

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

At the Heart of the Romantic Era

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Brahms' Requiem, Franz Liszt's Christus and Rossini's Messe Sollenelle have an intriguing connection: they were conceived and composed while America waged its devastating Civil War.

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Soundcheck

S. Epatha Merkerson's New Order

Friday, March 16, 2012

S. Epatha Merkerson is best known for her role on the TV series “Law & Order,” but her new documentary explores different territory. “The Contradictions of Fair Hope” chronicles the evolution of an African-American benevolent society that was founded to support newly freed slaves after the Civil War. Merkerson and fellow producer Rockell Metcalf talk about the project with guest host Christian McBride, who composed music for the film.

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The Civil War: Celeste Headlee's Story

Monday, January 02, 2012

It's the 150th anniversary of The Civil War and the effects are still with us. Celeste Headlee reflects on her family's role in the Civil War; the branches of her family tree include both slaves and owners. The Civil War is over, but the fight continues; we still argue over whether to fly the Confederate flag and how to teach the history of the war.

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Musician K'Naan On Returning to Somalia After Twenty Years

Monday, December 26, 2011

In September, musician and poet K'Naan wrote an op-ed about returning to his native Somalia for The New York Times. He had left the country, which is in the grip of a devastating famine and violent civil war, twenty years earlier, fleeing with other members of his family for safety in Canada. He came on the show to discuss this in September.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Dixie

Friday, April 15, 2011

It’s been a century-and-a-half since a minstrel tune called “Dixie” debuted in New York.  The song went viral, and soon North and South alike were whistling “Dixie.”  With the outbreak of the Civil War, “Dixie” became an anthem of the antebellum way of life.  And today we are still fighting over “Dixie.”

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Civil War: Still a Difficult Race Issue

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's the 150th anniversary of The Civil War and the effects are still with us. Celeste Headlee reflects on her family's role in the Civil War; the branches of her family tree include both slaves and owners. The Civil War is over, but the fight continues; we still argue over whether to fly the Confederate flag and how to teach the history of the war.

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