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  • Yellowstone National Park
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    Yellowstone National Park

    Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park historian and author, shared some of his experiences from a long career working in the park and provided insight into Yellowstone’s impact on the region, including…

  • Washington Journal Marcia Argust Discusses the Repair Backlog at US National Parks
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    Marcia Argust on the Repair Backlog at U.S. National Parks

    Marcia Argust talked about the repair backlog at national parks, totaling almost $12 billion, and legislative efforts to improve maintenance throughout the 400-plus parks.

  • Washington Journal Kristen Brengel Discusses the Government Shutdowns Impact on National Parks
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    Kristen Brengel on Government Shutdown's Impact on National Parks

    Kristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the time of this broadcast, the government shutdown had become the longest in American history…

  • World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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    World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Gavin McIlvenna talked about the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery following World War I. A former guard at the…

  • History at National Park Sites
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    History at National Park Sites

    American History TV visited the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. to talk with National Park Service Chief Historian Turkiya Lowe about her career, job, and…

  • Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    James Reston, Jr. and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan Scruggs talked about the memorial’s creation. Mr. Reston is the author of A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight…

  • George Washingtons View
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    George Washington's View

    The leadership of George Washington’s Mount Vernon took the rare step of holding a press conference in hopes of preventing the building of a natural gas compressor station within sight of the first…

  • Confederate Monuments
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    Confederate Monuments

    A panel of historians discussed the history of Confederate monuments and their place in society. They took comments from an audience of historians on whether the monuments should remain, be…

  • emIn the Shadow of Statuesem
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    In the Shadow of Statues

    New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu weighed in on his decision to remove four Confederate statues from city grounds in 2017.

  • Landscape Preservation and National Parks
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    Landscape Preservation and National Parks

    Professor Laura Watt talked about the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argued that this approach often obscures the ways humans have…

  • Washington Journal Theresa Pierno Discusses National Park Challenges
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    Theresa Pierno on National Park Challenges

    Theresa Pierno talked about some of the challenges the National Park Service is facing.

  • Washington Journal Noelle Straub Discusses Trump Administration Federal Land Policy
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    Noelle Straub on Trump Administration Federal Land Policy

    Noelle Straub talked about President Trump’s decision to reduce the amount of federal land within two national monuments.

  • Brian Maffly on National Monuments in Utah
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    Brian Maffly on National Monuments in Utah

    Brian Maffly spoke by phone about President Trump’s visit to Utah, where he was expected to announce he is reducing U.S. federal lands within two national monuments.

  • Historical Context of Civil War Monuments
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    Historical Context of Civil War Monuments

    Panelists talked about the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.

  • Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop
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    Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about western wildfires, disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and his bill on national monuments, which would…

  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

  • Representative Raul Grijalva Discusses National Monument Preservation
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    Representative Raul Grijalva on National Monument Preservation

    Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, talked about public land policy and national monument preservation. He spoke via video link…

  • Washington Journal James Adakai Discusses Trump Administrations Review of Federal Lands
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    James Adakai on Trump Administration's Review of Federal Lands

    James Adakai, commissioner of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, spoke by phone about the Trump administration’s review of national monument designations made by the Obama administration and…

  • Washington Journal Utah State Representative Mike Noel Discusses Federal Land Ownership
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    Utah State Representative Mike Noel on Federal Land Ownership

    Utah State Representative and rancher Mike Noel (R) talked about federal land ownership and Secretary Zinke’s proposal to scale back the borders of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. He…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question “Should federal lands be open to development?”

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