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African-American Heritage

Aired: November 6, 1999

African-American Fortunes and Misfortunes

African-American hospitals have been major caregivers in black communities for most of this century.  Yet, their continued existence in the 21st century is in doubt.  Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Norfolk State University) is… More»

Aired: September 12, 1999

The Hairstons: Two Races, One Family

Charlottesville author Henry Wiencek discusses his book The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White. Wiencek shares stories culled during eight years of painstaking research on this Virginia and North Carolina planter… More»

Aired: April 4, 1999

Ballpark Science

To celebrate Opening Day 1999, we couple a little R.B.I. and E.R.A. with some E = mc2. Physicist Richard Minnix (Virginia Military Institute) explains the science of a curve ball and proves there really… More»

Aired: February 21, 1999

Virtually Virginia

Virginia scholars are finding the Web more than a marketplace for plane tickets and books. It’s a valuable teaching tool. Historian Randy Shifflett (Virginia Tech) conducts a guided tour through Virtual Jamestown,… More»

Aired: February 7, 1999

The Hairstons: Two Races, One Family

Charlottesville author Henry Wiencek gives his first broadcast interview about his new book, The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White. Wiencek shares stories culled during eight years of painstaking research on… More»