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  • emAlaska Highwayem
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    Alaska Highway

    This U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to…

  • CSPAN Explores History of Gold Mining in Alaska
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    Mining in Alaska

    Miners rushed to Fairbanks after the discovery of gold in 1902. Dexter Coleman, a former prospector, shared the history of mining in the area and the various tools and techniques used to extract gold from…

  • emAlaska Centennialem
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    Alaska Centennial

    The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867, ceremony in Sitka, Alaska, when the Russian flag was lowered and the…

  • emThe Firecracker Boysem
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    The Firecracker Boys

    In 1958, Edward Teller, creator of the H-bomb, came to Alaska with plans to detonate six nuclear bombs off the coast of Alaska. Dan O’Neill, author of The Firecracker Boys, unveiled the real motive behind…

  • emEskimo Hunters Northwestern Alaskaem
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    Eskimo Hunters, Northwestern Alaska

    The lives of indigenous people living in the village of Point Hope on the remote Arctic Ocean coast of Alaska are detailed through the narration of a young boy. This United World Films production was…

  • After Words with Mark Adams
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    After Words with Mark Adams

    Mark Adams shared his experience retracing the 1899 Harriman Expedition through Alaska and explored the differences in the region’s climate and environment, then and now. He’s interviewed…

  • emAlaskas Silver Millionsem
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    Alaska's Silver Millions

    This educational film is narrated by Father Bernard Hubbard, a geologist and Jesuit priest who popularized the Alaska wilderness from the 1920s through the 1950s with lectures, magazine articles and films.…

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  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
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    Alaska Native Heritage Center

    There are 11 indigenous Alaska Native culture groups in Alaska. The Alaska Native Heritage Center shows how each of the various groups lives and the traditions that are still carried on today. Cultural…

  • Midwifery in the United States
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    Midwifery in the United States

    Midwives have been helping women give birth throughout American history, but over the past 100 years their legal standing and relationship with the medical community has been complicated by…

  • International Leaders on the Global Economy
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    International Leaders on the Global Economy

    The nation’s governors welcomed international leaders to their 2018 annual summer meeting to discuss the relationship between subnational governments to the federal government. Speakers included the…

  • Discussion with Librarian of Congress and National Archivist on Collections in the Digital Age
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    Discussion with Librarian of Congress and National Archivist on Collections in the Digital Age

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and National Archivist David Ferriero offered their thoughts on the collection of physical materials in the digital age.

  • The Vietnam War 196575
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    The Vietnam War, 1965-75

    San Diego State University professor Pierre Asselin taught a class on the Vietnam War, looking at the conflict from U.S. escalation in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. He described the…

  • National Governors Association Holds Annual Summer Meeting Part 1
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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Saturday Session, Part 1

    Infrastructure was a topic at the 2018 summer meeting of the nation’s governors. Speaking to them was the head of a global infrastructure asset managing firm who talked about the…

  • emTo End a Presidencyem
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    To End a Presidency

    Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and lawyer Joshua Matz explored the history of impeachment and its potential role in the 21st century.

  • NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Discusses Past Years Flu Season
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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Flu Season

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talked about the previous and upcoming flu seasons and the progress being made with developing a…

  • emThe End of Workem
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    The End of Work

    Economist John Tamny offered his thoughts on America’s future job market.

  • Soldiers and Families of the Texas Brigade
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    Soldiers and Families of the Texas Brigade

    Historian Susannah Ural talked about her book, “Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’s Most Celebrated Unit.” She described the experiences of the men and women who fought…

  • Communicators with Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich
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    Communicators with Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich

    GCI’s general counsel, Tina Pidgeon, describes how that Alaska telecom company provides broadband and phone service in a state of vast expanses and small villages, and the president-elect of the Alaska…

  • Representative Daniel Kildee Gives Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    Representative Daniel Kildee of Michigan delivered the Democratic Weekly Address, talking about the response to Flint, Michigan’s water contamination and Democrats' Better Deal legislation to…

  • emNursing Civil Rightsem
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    Nursing Civil Rights

    Spelman College history professor Charissa Threat looked at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps.

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