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Caption: Edward J. Watts
We’re hearing a lot of rhetoric about the decline of American society. Politicians cloak themselves in the need for a renewal to an America of the ...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Samuel Cohn
The adage: If one does not learn from the past, one is doomed to repeat it. Although that doesn’t mean people or their governments are going to rep...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Karen Cox
Polarizing debates over the meaning behind Confederate monuments have intensified lately. There are legal battles to remove them. Legislative maneu...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Larry Tye
On the evening of February 9, 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy dramatically announced that he had a list of over 200 members of the Communis...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Reynolds
The British and Americans have always had their similarities. More so now over the past four years. In 2016 The Brits voted to leave the European U...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elaine Tyler May
Long before COVID-19, America emerged as the most armed, fortified, imprisoned and bunkered nation on the planet. Add to that, we’ve become tribal ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jonathan Hennessey
There’s a free, feature length documentary available online. Its purpose is to expose what the Founders of the American Constitution actually sai...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cedric de Leon
For a growing number of Americans, our current political realities are of increasing concern. Many are deeply puzzled about what we do in the near ...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Genuine Fakes, Credit: jacket cover by Rob Ehle
There are fakes all around us. No, this isn’t about “fake news.” In fact, the overuse of that term as given real fakes a bad name. That’s right. We...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: James Kirchick
Europe is in crisis. The continent we have known since the end of World War II is quickly changing.

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Nicholas Morton
he year 1099 marked the Crusade’s final act … the conquest of Jerusalem. This deed has long been taken as proof of the crusaders’ anti-Islamic hatr...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Sanford Levinson
The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times since its ratification in 1788. After all of this time, many Americans take the words of the consti...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Brian Klaas
By all appearances, the world is becoming less democratic.

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  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Jacob Hacker, author of "American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper."

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Our guest David Blight reminds us that Americans are re-fighting the Civil War 150 years after it ended. Historians, he said, “buried the questions...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Tituba
Tituba (March 1, 1692): A 17th-century slave. She is one of the first to be accused of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials in 1692.

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth Veale Macarthur
Elizabeth Veale Macarthur (March 2, 1795): Perhaps one of the greatest figures of Australia’s history. Her husband is known as “the father of Aust...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sarah Kemple Knight
Sarah Kemple Knight (March 3, 1705): Since its publication in 1825, Knight's journal, composed as an account of her round trip journey from Boston ...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mary Rowlandson
Wetamo and Mary Rowlandson (March 4, 1676): Mary, a Puritan minister's wife, was captured during the war in an Indian raid on Lancaster, Massachuse...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Abigail Stoneman
Abigail Stoneman (March 5, 1770): Newport Rhode Island's first woman Inn owner and a remarkably ambitious and versatile business person for her day...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Pauline Leon
Pauline Leon (March 6, 1792): She addressed the National Assembly on behalf of Parisian women, suggesting that a female militia be formed so that ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marie Dorion
Marie Dorion (March 7, 1814): the only female member of the Astor Expedition, also known as the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition. Dorion was a member ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3