history

November 14, 2014
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African Americans and the War of 1812

November 12, 2014 - Segment 2 - Vince Leggett, historian, founder of Blacks of the Chesapeake, and author of “The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes” joins us to talk about African Americans during the War of 1812. Vince Leggett will speak this weekend at the Creative Alliance.
October 30, 2014
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Maryland Emancipation Day

October 29, 2014 - Segment 2 - We celebrate the 150th anniversary of a very special day in history, Maryland Emancipation Day, which commemorates the day Maryland became the first slave state to free its slaves by popular vote, when the Maryland Legislature adopted a new state constitution that emancipated them.
October 20, 2014
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Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

October 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, talks about her book Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which recently received the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for the Best Edited Book in African American History from the Association of Black Women Historians.
September 7, 2014
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Moment in Maryland Black History: Frederick Douglass Escapes To Freedom

September 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, shares a moment in Maryland Black History with us.
August 7, 2014
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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

August 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - What does the sweet stuff you put in your coffee have to do with the French Revolution? Or the history of slavery in the Caribbean and United States? We find out in this conversation with Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, authors of Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science.
July 6, 2014
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The Meaning of July Fourth

July 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We commemorate the upcoming 4th of July weekend with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country.
April 18, 2014
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Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814

April 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - We learn about a dramatization of an important part of Baltimore's history. Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814, a collaborative effort between the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, and National Park Service, is a production of three short plays about the battle that led to the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
March 11, 2014
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Sound Bites: Happy Hens / Station North Food Hub / What’s Your Kitchen Literacy?

March 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we begin with Joel Salatin, full-time alternative farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Then, we visit Baltimore's Liam Flynn's Ale House to talk about Open Plough and their new food menu. We close out the show with Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back.
February 19, 2014
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Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park: History and Integration

February 19, 2014 - Segment 2 - Marc interviews Anne Draddy, the head of the TreeBaltimore Program about her work and the history of Druid Hill Park. The interview is followed by a rebroadcast of a segment we did in 2008 about the integration of the Druid Hill Park tennis courts when 62 years ago, eight white, black and Jewish tennis players integrated the tennis courts at Druid Hill Park.
February 5, 2014
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Black History Month? Black History 365 Days A Year?

February 5, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss Black History Month, including how Black History is taught, and whether it is constructive to set aside one month instead of highlighting Black History throughout the year. Our guests are: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.
January 27, 2014
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The Kinsey Collection: African American Art And History

January 24, 2014 - Segment 2 - We take a visit to Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis African American History and Culture Museum to spend some time in their current exhibit, The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard & Shirley Kinsey - Where Art & History Intersect. It's a treasure trove of art and artifacts - including letters from Zora Neale Hurston and antique photographs - chronicling over 400 years of African American history and culture and telling the often-untold story of African American achievement and contribution to our society.
December 12, 2013
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Remembering Nelson Mandela: Struggle Against Apartheid, Contemporary Politics & Legacy

December 12, 2013 - Two Hour Special - We rebroadcast our special two-hour tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at the age of 95. You will hear from a vast array of guests from around the globe - some of whom fought with Mandela in the struggle to end Apartheid - who will discuss the life and legacy of this legendary international leader and fighter for justice.