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November 3, 2014

Electronic Field Trips: Are you tuning in?

Our Emmy-winning Electronic Field Trip series has evolved with the years to accommodate the students and teachers who watch it. This week the podcast goes behind the scenes with Producer Leslie Clark and Museum Educator Cash Arehart to talk about a special broadcast in the 2014-’15 lineup: The Global Economy. Breaking this topic down for … Continue Reading »

October 20, 2014

Death Wears a Shroud

This week on the podcast, we reach into the grave for some buried history. In the spirit of All Hallows, we unearth the unexpected truth about colonial burial garments. Research Librarian Juliegh Clark tells us nearly all colonists would have been buried in a shroud — never their best clothes.

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October 6, 2014

Reading History Backwards

A recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists predicts that Jamestown Island, site of America’s first permanent English settlement, may be underwater by the end of the century. To Bill Kelso, Director of Archeological Research and Interpretation with Jamestown Rediscovery, this means that it’s time for Americans to think about what sites are important … Continue Reading »

September 29, 2014

To everything; a season

Podcast Host Harmony Hunter turns out to know very little about historic farming. Are your assumptions off, as well? Listen this week on the show as Historic Farmer Wayne Randolph walks us through the seasons of work on a rural plantation. You might be surprised by what you learn.

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September 22, 2014

An Autumn Spectacular

The deciduous denizens of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area are no slouches when it comes to the flaming colors of a classic autumn. Manager of Landscape Services Laura Viancour says trees are chosen with an eye toward fall color, but their year-long care is more complex than you might imagine.

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September 15, 2014

Before the First Shots are Fired

Retired US Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni rose from simple roots to one of the highest positions in military leadership, and he didn’t miss a thing along the way. His new book, “Before the First Shots are Fired, How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield” is an incisive critique of armed engagements past … Continue Reading »

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