Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Mar 242011
 

3.24.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversational series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” Britton recounts the Governorship of the Founder of the University of Virginia. Rick also has a quiz on some little known facts and trivia about Mr. Jefferson.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Endrina Tay joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 222011
 

2.22.11 Associate Foundation Librarian for Technical Services at Monticello Endrina Tay joins Coy to discuss breaking news that after years of research, a group of books from Thomas Jefferson’s personal retirement collection has been uncovered.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 162011
 

2.16.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversation series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” the discussion covers what Jefferson himself views to be one of his greatest hits- authorship of the Declaration of Independence. To what extent was Jefferson’s handywork edited by his colleagues? Also included is a quiz on some little knows Jefferson facts and trivia.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 032011
 

2.3.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversational series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” Britton recounts how the “First” Monticello came to be. Work began on the house in 1768, and the finished product included a large vegetable garden, eight bed rooms, and more architectural details you can hear about in today’s interview. Also included is a quiz on some little known Thomas Jefferson facts and trivia.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 202011
 

1.20.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversational series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” Britton recounts our 3rd President’s time spent as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. At the time, Jefferson was only 25 years old, and Britton discusses what drove him to get into politics, what other big names served as Burgesses alongside TJ, and what important contributions, including serving on the Virginia Committee of Correspondence, were made during his time as a Burgess. Also included is a quiz on some little known Thomas Jefferson facts and trivia. Be sure to check out Britton’s next speaking engagement on Thursday, January 27th at Michie Tavern about Edgar Allen Poe’s time at UVA, and for more information call [(434)977-1234].

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jeff Looney joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 192011
 

1.19.11 Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Retirement Papers Jeff Looney joins Coy to discuss the release of the newest volume of the Jefferson Papers. The recently published Volume 7 covers the War of 1812, and Looney describes the letters penned by our 3rd President regarding the series of events which kickstarted the war between the United States and Great Britain. Also included are the first documents referencing Albemarle Academy- the school which would eventually become the University of Virginia.

Jan 122011
 

1.12.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversational series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” the discussion centers on the Rivanna River, and the 22-year old Thomas Jefferson heading up the committee raising money to dredge the River for commercial purposes. Britton then runs off a list of titles TJ held in the local government of Albemarle County, and also included is a brief caller quiz on some Jefferson trivia. Be sure to check out Britton’s January 13th (tomorrow) lecture at Michie Tavern on “Anastasia, Charlottesville’s Own Royal Princess,” and for more information call [(404)977-1234].

Jan 062011
 

Ed Lay

Ed Lay speaks to history enthusiasts at the Charlottesville Senior Center. This is the sixth and final part of this series.

Regular listeners of our podcasts might know Rick Britton. He’s a historian and cartographer and a frequent guest on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now with Coy Barefoot.  Rick also designs and hosts Virginia history programs for the Charlottesville Senior Center.

In the fall of 2010, the Senior Center offered one of Rick’s programs entitled “Virginia History 101.” Running from October 7th through November 18th, this six-session lecture series was designed for those interested in Virginia’s fascinating early history. The series focused on some of the big topics that dominated the Old Dominion’s first two centuries, including, Native Virginians, Tobacco, Slavery, the Revolution, George Washington’s Presidency, and Jeffersonian Architecture. The series was followed with a travel session where participants experienced Virginia history first hand.

The lecture for November 11th, “Jeffersonian (or Federal) Architecture,” was presented by Ed Lay, the Cary D. Langhorne Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Virginia. A veritable font of architectural knowledge on the Old Dominion, Professor Lay has also taught abroad in Edinburgh and Vicenza. After a brief description of the differences between Georgian and Jeffersonian period architecture, Lay familiarizes the audience with the many structures designed by our third president, Thomas Jefferson—who introduced neoclassicism to the United States—as well as the many central Virginia homes influenced by his beautiful creations.

This is the sixth and final part for this series for 2010.

Click here to listen to all six lectures in this series:

• December 2, 2010 – The Monacan Nation – Rick Britton
• December 9, 2010 – Tobacco, The First Cash Crop – Susan Kern
• December 16, 2010 – Foodways of the Enslaved – Leni Sorensen
• December 23, 2010 – The Yorktown Campaign – Ed Lengel
• December 30, 2010 – Washington’s Presidency – David Hoth
• January  6, 2011- Architecture in the Jeffersonian Period – Ed Lay

Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 052011
 

1.5.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to begin their conversational series of the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. Today’s discussion offers an overview of the topics to come in the series which Coy has aptly titled “TJ’s Greatest Hits.” Also, be sure to check out Britton’s lecture series at Michie Tavern coming up at the end of the month, and for more details call [(434) 977-1234].

Dec 162010
 

Leni Sorensen

Leni Sorensen

Regular listeners of our podcasts might know Rick Britton. He’s a historian and cartographer and a frequent guest on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now with Coy Barefoot.  Rick also designs and hosts Virginia history programs for the Charlottesville Senior Center.

In the fall of 2010, the Senior Center offered one of Rick’s programs entitled “Virginia History 101.” Running from October 7th through November 18th, this six-session lecture series was designed for those interested in Virginia’s fascinating early history. The series focused on some of the big topics that dominated the Old Dominion’s first two centuries, including, Native Virginians, Tobacco, Slavery, the Revolution, George Washington’s Presidency, and Jeffersonian Architecture. The series was followed with a travel session where participants experienced Virginia history first hand.

The lecture for October 21, 2010 was entitled “Foodways of the Enslaved.” It was presented by Leni Sorensen, Monticello’s African-American Research Historian, who besides her duties on Jefferson’s “little mountain,” also teaches rural life skills such as canning, butchering, and cookery. Following an introduction of the enslaved individuals laboring in Mr. Jefferson’s kitchens—at Monticello, in Paris, and at the White House—Sorensen delivered a fascinating talk on the surprisingly complicated, and fashionable, meals they prepared. Previously forgotten by history, these cooks and chefs were talented, amazingly literate, and oftentimes multi-lingual.

This is the third in a six part series for 2010.

Click here to listen to all six lectures in this series:

• December 2, 2010 – The Monacan Nation – Rick Britton
• December 9, 2010 – Tobacco, The First Cash Crop – Susan Kern
• December 16, 2010 – Foodways of the Enslaved – Leni Sorensen
• December 23, 2010 – The Yorktown Campaign – Ed Lengel
• December 30, 2010 – Washington’s Presidency – David Hoth
• January  6, 2011- Architecture in the Jeffersonian Period – Ed Lay

Charlottesville–Right Now: Anna Berkes Updates Coy on The Latest at Jefferson Library

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Aug 262010
 

8.26.10- Anna Berkes, researcher at the Jefferson Library, joins Coy live in the studio.  She discusses her latest blog post which tackles the question of whether or not Thomas Jefferson said, “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Anna Berkes Joins Coy Live to Talk about Monticello

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Jul 272010
 

7.27.10- Anna Berkes, Research librarian at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, talks with Coy about a recent finding.  A bond was found which enabled the purchase of Monticello from the Levy Family in 1923.