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  • emThe Hello Girlsem
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    The Hello Girls

    During World War I, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent over 200 women to France to assist in the war effort. In her book, “The Hello Girls,” Elizabeth Cobbs explained their role and how vital…

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  • emDemagogue for Presidentem
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    Demagogue for President

    In her book “Demagogue for President,” Jennifer Mercieca broke down the rhetorical strategies used by Donald Trump and why she thought they were effective.

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  • emElviss Armyem
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    Elvis's Army

    In his book “Elvis’s Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield,” Brian Linn examined the army that Elvis Presley was drafted into in 1958 and explained how this army was different than…

    167 views
  • emTaken Hostageem
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    Taken Hostage

    On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking 66 Americans hostage. In his book, Taken Hostage, David Farber chronicled their ordeal and examined the U.S.…

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  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
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    Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

    Kurt Vonnegut is best known for his novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Julia Whitehead, founder of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum, explained the author’s importance to Indianapolis and what the museum is doing to keep his legacy alive.…

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  • James Whitcomb Riley Home
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    James Whitcomb Riley Home

    Known as the Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley is recognized for his poem “Little Orphan Annie.” Chris Mize gave a tour of the home he lived in for the last 23 years of his life and explained the role…

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  • Angie Rosser on West Virginia Chemical Spill
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    Angie Rosser on West Virginia Chemical Spill

    In 2014, gallons of a coal cleaning chemical leaked into the Elk River in West Virginia. Angie Rosser, a contributor to the book I’m Afraid of that Water, recounted the events leading up to the spill and the…

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  • em55 Strongem
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    55 Strong

    In 2018, thousands of West Virginia teachers went on strike over health care and salary disputes. Emily Hilliard, editor of 55 Strong, explained the issues West Virginia teachers were dealing with and ties the…

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  • Kendall Vintroux Political Cartoon Collection
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    Kendall Vintroux Political Cartoon Collection

    Kendall Vintroux was a political cartoonist for the Charleston Gazette from 1922-1968. University of Charleston Library director John Adkins explained how Vintroux got his start and Terry Floyd showcases…

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  • Fort Meigs
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    Fort Meigs

    Fort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot explained that General William Henry Harrison ordered the Fort built during the War of 1812 to help fight back…

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  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

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  • em45 in the Pitsem
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    45 in the Pits

    Michigan produces about two thirds of the country’s tart cherry crop. Norm Veliquette, author of 45 in the Pits, explained the cherry harvesting process and the role it plays in Michigan’s economy.…

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  • emThe Living Great Lakesem
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    The Living Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes contain 21% of the Earth’s surface fresh water. In his book, The Living Great Lakes, Jerry Dennis gave the history of America’s inland seas and the important role they play to their…

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  • emThe American Auto Factoryem
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    The American Auto Factory

    Known as the “Motor City,” Detroit was the automotive capital of the world. Historian Joseph Cabadas explained how the city got that title and the state of the industry. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • Detroit Driving Tour
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    Detroit Driving Tour

    Detroit native Aaron Foley gave a driving tour of his city to discuss some of the issues plaguing Michigan’s largest municipality and what was being done to address those problems. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • Dr W Bruce Fye Book Collection
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    Dr. W. Bruce Fye Book Collection

    Dr. W. Bruce Fye, a retired cardiologist who has collected medical history books for decades, showed some of his rarest finds, which are housed at the Mayo Clinic. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • emWomen of Mayoem
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    Women of Mayo

    The Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned medical center based in Rochester, Minnesota. In her book, The Women of Mayo, author Virginia Wright-Peterson recounted the founding of the Mayo practice and the role women…

    239 views
  • Illinois Political Corruption
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    Illinois Political Corruption

    Four out of Illinois' last 12 governors have gone to prison, as of the time this program was recorded. Political reporter Bernard Schoenburg and author Taylor Pensoneau talked about the charges against these…

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  • emWhat It Means to Be Daddyem
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    What It Means to Be Daddy

    In her book, What It Means to Be Daddy, author Jennifer Hamer examined the stereotypical role of the father and the psychological effects it has on black men who don’t meet the preconceived standard.…

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  • Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
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    Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

    During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi River. While the river was used to ship slaves into the city, it was also used to help them escape to the…

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