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  • Mountain Music Archives
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    Mountain Music Archives

    The music of Appalachia is a mix of African and European cultures. Warren Wilson College collected a decade of interviews and live performances during the 1960s and '70s to preserve the sounds of Appalachian…

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  • 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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  • emWord by Wordem
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    Word by Word

    Former Merriam Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper provided an inside look into the writing of dictionaries; from which words are included to how the usage of words changes over time.

    784 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.

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  • Reconstruction Moonshine and NASCAR
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    Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR

    Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin taught a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR. He described how after the Civil War, particularly in the South, moonshiners…

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  • 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…

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  • Author Discussion on American Culture
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    Author Discussion on American Culture

    A discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Dan Kois…

    225 views
  • emPrairie Powerem
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    Prairie Power

    In Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, author Sarah Eppler Janda tells the story of 1960s counter culture and student activism in Oklahoma. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

    156 views
  • emMestizos Come Homeem
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    Mestizos Come Home!

    In Mestizos Come Home!: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity, author RC Davis-Undiano explores the influence of indigenous Latin American culture on the development of North America. C-SPAN’s…

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  • Author Discussion on Class in America
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    Author Discussion on Class in America

    Authors J.R. Helton, Bryan Mealer, and Jose Antonio Rodriguez discussed class in America.

    360 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…

    215 views
  • emMeltdownem
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    Meltdown

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

    375 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…

    559 views
  • emDelinquency Pop Culture and Generation Whyem
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    Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation Why

    In his book Delinquency, Pop Culture, and Generation Why, Jack Monell examined how society correlates images in pop culture with increases in juvenile delinquency and questioned whether there is any direct…

    459 views
  • emThe White House Easter Egg Rollem
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    The White House Easter Egg Roll

    American History TV interviewed landscape historian Jonathan Pliska about his book, The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages. He described how presidents and first families…

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  • President and First Lady Host White House Easter Egg Roll
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    White House Easter Egg Roll

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump held the annual “Easter Egg Roll” on the South Lawn of the White House. As he took part in a few activities with the children, President Trump also…

    3,958 views
  • emFlat Broke with Two Goatsem
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    Flat Broke with Two Goats

    Jennifer McGaha discussed her book, Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir, at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee.

    983 views
  • emThe Common Goodem
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    The Common Good

    Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social cycles societies experience and their effect on the common good.

    1,308 views
  • Events and Legacy of 1967 in America
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    Events and Legacy of 1967 in America

    Author Victor Brooks talked about his book, 1967: The Year of Fire and Ice. Mr. Brooks focused on rapid changes in popular culture, the problems of the generation gap, and the growing…

    146 views
  • emTrue Gentlemenem
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    True Gentlemen

    John Hechinger reported on college fraternity culture, highlighting Sigma Alpha Episilon (SAE), a national organization with 230 chapters and more than 15,000 members.

    748 views
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