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Nov 11, 2020

Veteran's Day in America or Armistice Day in Europe is devoted to honoring all of those who have served the country in war or peace.  All soldiers should be recognized for their service and the special challenges that they faced. African American soldiers have faced enemies abroad and at home. Yet their service and...


Sep 11, 2020

History is boring, right? Wrong! If you like stories, romance, mystery, and drama then you will love learning history. But history is often taught only by memorizing names, dates, and death counts. Robin and Hans are continuing their discussion from last week's podcast show in which they discussed why history is...


Sep 4, 2020

No, it's not Black History Month but Black history is still important. Protests. Marches. Covid pandemic. Police violence. Systemic racism. These are not new in American history. Yet many people have forgotten how these events have had a regular presence throughout American (and perhaps world) history. Are we doomed...


Aug 7, 2020

For more than 200 years, Harvard University has been profiting from the photos of an enslaved man (named "Renty") and his daughter. Their descendants want the photos returned and they are taking the powerful university to court. Many universities are finally admitting their participation in and profit from...


Jul 3, 2020

America's original Founders--Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and others--were revolutionaries and resisters. They created a new nation but also a new relationship between the government and the people. Yet there were omissions, problems, conflicts, and racism. They never reached a clear decision on slavery, the rights...