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Ghost Lights

The doors closed months ago, but the show must go on.

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REPLAY: The Shondaland Revolution

Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder aren’t just popular tv shows–they’re also groundbreaking. Michaela Meyer (Christopher Newport University) says showrunner Shonda Rhimes has changed the way …

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The Environmental Imagination

Climate change is real, and perhaps imaginations may be our best tool for understanding and keeping up with the changes.

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Presidential Leadership

What makes a leader decide to go to war? We take a look at the beginning of United States imperialism as we consider why leaders do the things they do.

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Working Through History

Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.

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Goodbye My Tribe

We tell ourselves stories in order to survive, says the great novelist Joan Didion. What stories sustain you? This week, we talk about belief.

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No One Cares Alone

Sammy was just a month old when he started experiencing symptoms of heart failure. Hear about the doctor who performed the groundbreaking surgery that saved the boy’s life, and the resource he created to help doctors avoid burnout.

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Cycle of Life

Cyclists are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers, and CO2 emissions are down. Is this a silver lining to the pandemic, or just a fad?

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Swipe Right for Love

For Valentine’s Day, we dispel the four myths about sex, discuss how to find love online, and pair wine and chocolate.

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Seeing the Future of Medicine

Macular degeneration causes vision loss in more than 10 million Americans, but a cure may be on the way.

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Replay: Meet Your Maker

During this holiday season, skip the department stores and opt for handmade gifts instead.

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The Conflicting Ideals in Jefferson’s Architecture

The most important architectural thinker of the young American republic was Thomas Jefferson. He also held captive more than 600 enslaved men, women, and children in his lifetime.