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    State of the Union History

    Senate Historian Emeritus Don Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union address.

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    The War Powers Act of 1973

    Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution talked about Congress' role in asserting war…

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    Indiana State History Museum

    Indiana considers itself the “Crossroads of America,” because of its central location. Indiana State…

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    Madame C.J. Walker

    Once the wealthiest African American businesswoman in America, Madame C.J. Walker was an Indianapolis…

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    Origins of the Indianapolis 500

    The Indianapolis 500 is known as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Eric Powell, Indianapolis Motor…

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    Mascots in Sports

    Author Jennifer Guiliano examines the use of native mascotry in sports and the effects it has on the…

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    "Liberty" Documents in American History

    Author Richard Brookhiser talked about 13 historical documents that reflect the idea of liberty in…

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    Samuel Gompers and Labor Unions

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor…

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    Andrew Carnegie: Pittsburgh - City of Steel

    Author Ken Kobus talked about how Andrew Carnegie’s innovations helped transform Pittsburgh into the…

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    Progressive Era Reforms in the Wilson Administration

    Erick Montgomery, Executive Director of Historic Augusta, discussed the progressive era reforms that…

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    Social Activism in the Mid-19th Century

    University of Massachusetts Professor Holly Jackson discussed the social activism that was taking place…

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    Free African-Americans in the Pre-Civil War North

    University of Massachusetts Professor Holly Jackson discussed the lives of free African-Americans in the…

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    House to Move Forward with Articles of Impeachment

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers a statement on the status of the impeachment inquiry of…

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    The 1968 Democratic National Convention

    Lara Brown of George Washington University described the events leading up to the 1968 Democratic…

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    The Early Formation of Political Parties

    Lara Brown of George Washington University explained the early formation of political parties that took…

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    The Presidency of George H.W. Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Massachusetts in 1924 to a wealthy family. He joined the Navy at…

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    West Virginia Statehood and Economy

    West Virginia became a state in 1863. West Virginia State Museum Director Charles Morris discusses how…

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    Salt Industry in West Virginia

    JQ Dickinson Salt-Works' co-owner Nancy Bruns discussed the Charleston-area’s history as the "salt…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    In 2014, gallons of a coal cleaning chemical leaked into the Elk River in West Virginia. Author Angie…

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    The History of the Current Primary and Caucus System

    James Pindell, political reporter at the Boston Globe, recounted major events that helped create the…

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