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    Gossip in American History

    Kathleen Feeley and Jennifer Frost talked about how private conversation became public and often influenced events and opinions throughout American history. They were interviewed at the…

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    Augusta Canal and Old Confederate Powder Works

    Julie Boone talked about the history of the Augusta Canal and explained why it was chartered in 1845. Rebecca Rogers talked about the Old Confederate Powder Works, which was built during…

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    Health and Sanitation in 19th Century New York

    Catherine McNeur talks about her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. She focuses on the hog and swill milk industries of the early 19th century. Run…

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    Reconstruction Amendments

    Professor Pamela Brandwein, author of Rethinking the Judicial Settlement of Reconstruction, talked about the Reconstruction Amendments - the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S.…

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    Lexington Cemetery

    Kent Masterson Brown gave a tour of the Lexington, Kentucky, cemetery and spoke about some of the national figures who are buried there. Mr. Brown showed the Todd family burial…

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    Benjamin Latrobe's Pope Villa

    Tom Moore gave a tour of Pope Villa, one of only three remaining domestic designs by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Latrobe designed the home…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

    Niels Lesniewski talked about Roll Call's reporting on the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. This was part of a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of the Capitol…

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    Founding Fathers and U.S. Policy

    David Sehat talked about how Americans have sought the wisdom of the Founding Fathers to defend their policies. He spoke about the rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander…

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    President Roosevelt and the New Deal

    Professor Steve Voguit talked about the factors that led to the Great Depression and the actions that President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to help the American people and the economy during…

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    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Resolution on Confederate Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a resolution against the display of images of the Confederate flag on House grounds. That would have included the state flag of Mississippi.

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    Book Discussion on Broadcast Hysteria

    A. Brad Schwartz talked about his book, Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle’s radio…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He honored the individuals who, throughout the history of America, had struggled and sacrificed to make the country a better place, from the…

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    Challenge to America

    This 1955 film was produced by several advertising associations to outline expected economic growth in the United States between 1955 and 1965. Using speeches and narration of President…

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    Book Discussion on Lucy Stone

    Sally McMillen talked about her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life, in which she recounts the life of abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone. In her book, the author contends that…

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    Debt Servitude in the Southwest

    William Kiser talked about forms of involuntary labor in the pre and post-Civil War era southwest. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in…

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    William Jennings Bryan House

    Wayne Hester gave a tour of the William Jennings Bryan House, also known as Fairview. William Jennings Bryan, a Nebraska politician, public speaker, and writer, lived at the house from…

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    Nebraska State Capitol Architecture and Design

    Robert Ripley talked about the design features of the Nebraska State Capitol building, the third to be erected on the site. It was America’s first statehouse design to radically…

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    Solomon D. Butcher Photograph Collection

    Karen Keehr talked about Solomon D. Butcher, a settler under the Homestead Act, who in 1886 began producing a photographic record of the history of white settlement in a region of…

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    Book Discussion on A Generation Removed

    Margaret Jacobs talked about her book, A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World, about the Indian Child Welfare Act. Enacted in…

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    Missouri's Burnt District, 1865-1870

    Tom Rafiner talked about the post-Civil War effect of “Order No. 11,” which mandated the evacuation of non-rural residents in three western Missouri…

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