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Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) Featured in PBS’s The Roosevelts

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) Featured in PBS’s The Roosevelts

Watch Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) on Ken Burn’s new miniseries on PBS, The Roosevelts. Clay Jenkinson, a former Rhodes Scholar, is one of the nation’s most popular humanities scholars and the host of the syndicated radio program, “The Thomas Jefferson Hour,” in which he portrays the third President of the United States. Jenkinson is a co-founder of the modern Chautauqua movement, portraying Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt and other historical characters in first-person interpretations. He has performed as Thomas Jefferson for...

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Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

A new study finds that an affectionate work environment boosts teamwork and job satisfaction and leads to less burnout and absenteeism. A forthcoming article in the Harvard Business Review looks at the research by Mandy O’Neil (George Mason University). And: A young husband and wife explain how they turned to bicycling to lose weight and gain fitness. Donald and Kelly Sorah (University of Virginia at Wise) have lost nearly 300 pounds together. Plus: With people living longer, more adult children are caring for their aging parents. Sarah Gilbert (Radford University) gives long-term planning...

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Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s show is devoted to a discussion with Thomas Jefferson about the nature of language. President Jefferson speaks about the rules of grammar during his time, and shares his thoughts about neologism, dictionaries, Doctor Samuel Johnson and Johnson’s work with the English language. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

It’s no surprise that dogs make friends at the dog park, but it turns out people do too. Ed Gomez (Old Dominion University) says that dog parks build community and cut back on crime. And: For coastal cities around the world, surf tourism brings huge revenue, but it can also bring conflict. Lindsay Usher (Old Dominion University) studies the rough waves that are sometimes made between locals and surf tourists. Plus: After starting an antique photo collection, Ann-Janine Morey (James Madison University) discovered that old photos of people with their pets can teach us a lot about class. Also...

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River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Alex Chadwick Explores Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas This four-part feature series is available now, in advance of National Public Lands Day on September 27. Big Bend National Park: rugged, diverse, remote. A place, as Alex Chadwick discovers, that ignites fierce passions in the people who love it. A place that shapes their lives in often unexpected ways. Timed to coincide with National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014, these features are rich in sound. Produced by Katie Davis and recorded and mixed by Flawn Williams, they provide an ideal centerpiece for National Public...

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Need some jazz?

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Need some jazz?

Looking for a jazz program? consider 12th Street Jump Public Radio’s Weekly Jazz, Blues, Comedy Jam Now heard on over 100 public stations, 12SJ is an entertaining jazz and blues-inflected “Saturday Night Live”– celebrating the legends of jazz Recorded live in a studio, or at one of Kansas City’s jazz clubs, 12 Street Jump features: The 12th Street Jump band (musical director Joe Cartwright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Mike Warren on drums) and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon. Hosts and improv comedians Pete Weber and Pearl McDonald poke fun at...

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