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  • emHugh Hefner Good or Bad for Americaem
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    Hugh Hefner, Good or Bad for America?

    New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and University of Missouri Professor Steven Watts debated whether Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was good or bad for America.

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  • emTempem
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    Temp

    Cornell University Professor Louis Hyman looked at changes to the American workforce over the past seventy years.

    279 views
  • emHomeplaceem
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    Homeplace

    Journalist John Lingan reported on the socio-cultural shifts taking place in rural America, focusing on Winchester, Virginia, the home of singer Patsy Cline.

    284 views
  • New Mexico Chile Pepper Industry
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    New Mexico Chile Pepper Industry

    Paul Bosland, director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University, talked about this major agricultural product in New Mexico and horticulturalist Fabian Garcia, considered the father of…

    369 views
  • Cars in America
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    Cars in America

    American History TV toured the “Driving America” exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Transportation curator Matt Anderson showed early vehicles made by Henry Ford,…

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  • Honor Dueling and Slavery in the Antebellum South
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    Honor, Dueling, and Slavery in the Antebellum South

    Suffolk University professor Kenneth S. Greenberg taught a class on the role of honor and dueling in the lives of slave masters in the antebellum South. He explained what actions would have…

    526 views
  • Newt Gingrich Discusses emTrumps Americaem
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    Trump's America

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world.

    2,942 views
  • Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age
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    Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age

    Historian Carolee Klimchock about the culture of coach drivers during the Gilded Age. She explores how relationships between coachmen and their passengers resulted in public scandals.

    366 views
  • 1840s Popular Culture
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    1840s Popular Culture

    Texas A&M University professor Lorien Foote taught a class about popular culture during the 1840s. She talked about the importance of theater to all classes of society during this period,…

    576 views
  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts a Conference on the American Idea
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    Freedom, Politics, and the American Idea

    Atlantic Magazine hosted a conference in Los Angeles on the meaning of “the American Dream” today and how it might change in the future. The series of conversations on the UCLA campus explored…

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  • Cowgirls of the American West
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    Cowgirls of the American West

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors women who helped shape the American West. Associate Executive Director Diana Vela talked about some of the women who led this effort, including Supreme Court…

    280 views
  • Author Discussion on Appalachia
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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Elizabeth Catte, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Steven Stoll Ramp Hollow, and Wendy Welch, Fall or Fly, discussed the stereotypes and reality of life in Appalachia. This…

    837 views
  • emThe Tyranny of Metricsem
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    The Tyranny of Metrics

    Jerry Muller reported on the use of metrics in government, education, business, medicine, and more.

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  • emMeltdownem
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    Meltdown

    Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik examined the complexity of major systems and why they sometimes fail.

    541 views
  • Author Discussion on Civic Engagement
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    Author Discussion on Civic Engagement

    A discussion on civic engagement from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Burton, Becoming Mrs. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight For…

    273 views
  • Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
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    Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

    The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts features furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics made and used by people in the southern states. Curator Daniel Ackerman highlighted objects that help tell…

    371 views
  • Cowboy Culture in Fort Worth
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    Cowboy Culture in Fort Worth

    The Cowtown Coliseum, located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is a symbol of the of the city’s western culture. Built in 1907, it has hosted presidents, world class singers, and rodeo events. Joe Hub Baker…

    230 views
  • Evolution of American Western Footwear
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    Evolution of American Western Footwear

    Justin Boot Company has been making western footwear since 1879 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Nancie Thomas, archive clerk for Justin Brands, talked about the evolution of the cowboy boot and how the…

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  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

    710 views
  • emMicrotrends Squaredem
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    Microtrends Squared

    Pollster and political strategist Mark Penn shared his thoughts on the next trends in politics and business.

    461 views
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