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Mapping Virginia (Rebroadcast)

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II"

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

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Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

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Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

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Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens" (Rebroadcast)

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

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Land Negotiations Could Affect Arlington Cemetery, Museum

Arlington County and the Defense Department are trying to come to an agreement on a land swap that would allow the expansion of Arlington National Cemetery and the construction of a museum memorializing a 19th century village for freed slaves.

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Big Stores Changed Retail With Hands-On Shopping

This week we are exploring the evolution of the American shopping experience. Audie Cornish speaks with Jan Whitaker, who has researched the history and influence of the department store.
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Conference Examines History of U.S. Slavery

Researchers are coming together in Virginia for a closer look at the history of slavery in the U.S.

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Company Auctions Off Letters From Freud, Van Gogh

Audie Cornish talks to Joe Maddalena, who runs Profiles in History. The company is auctioning off a huge collection of historic letters and documents on Dec. 18. Among them are letters by George Washington, John Lennon, Vincent Van Gogh, Lou Gehrig, Louis Pasteur, Sigmund Freud, and Napoleon.

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