Posts filed under ‘History’

5-15-12: Charles Heller’s Long Journey

Charles Heller tells Sheilah about “Prague: My Long Journey Home,” his memoir about hiding from the Nazis–and taking a potshot at one–as a young boy in World War II Czechoslovakia.

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5-7-12: A Conflict for a Continent

Exploring the roots of the War of 1812 with author John Stagg.

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5-1-12: From Slave Ship to Harvard

The amzing story of an African-American family that’s lived in Maryland for six generations–beginning with Yarrow Mamout, who was brought from Guinea to the U.S. as a slave in 1752. Tom Hall talks with James Johnston, author of the book “From Slave Ship to Harvard.”

Continue Reading May 1, 2012 at 7:55 am 2 comments

4-25-12: Remembering Gwynn Oak

The same day that Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, an African American girl became the first black child to ride on the merry-go-round at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore County. We look at the effort behind that initial ride.

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4-24-12: Tom Brokaw

Longtime NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw is in town tonight for the Baltimore Speakers Series at the Meyerhoff. He’ll tell Sheilah where he gets his news, and why fewer Americans than ever trust the press.

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4-17-12: Bringing 1812 to Life

Baltimore School for the Arts students are performing at Fort McHenry, acting out scenes set during the War of 1812. We talk with them about how it informs their own ideas of history.

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4-13-12: Robots in the Archive

A look at Project Gado, the archival robot.

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