Local filmmaker Doug Bari talks with Sean McCord about Growing Up Cason, the tale of a Charlottesville family’s in the Great Depression. In the film, Bari interviews the siblings and pieces their story together with hundreds of family photographs.
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.
3.24.11 Former news director on News Radio 1070 WINA Mike Gleason joins Coy to recount the best stories in Charlottesville history which he witnessed first hand. Gleason held the position back in the mid-1960’s, but spent time covering news in Central Virginia for decades both with the Daily Progress and as the first television newscaster in CVille. Among the stories recounted today are the student protests at UVA, the Vietnam War, and the city’s Bicentennial celebration.
3.14.11 Professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia Brian Balogh joins Coy to discuss the history of the census. You can also hear Brian as one of the history buffs on Backstory Radio Still want more Balogh? Check out his most recent book A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America.
2.25.11 Historian Rick Britton joined Coy for a history discussion and another edition of his history quiz. Call the Senior Center at 974-6538 for more information on Rick Britton’s history class at the University of Virginia.
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.
2.3.11 Author and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia Grace Hale joins Coy to discuss her new book A Nation of Outsiders. The rebel, the recluse, and the bad guy have always beloved figures in American society, and Professor Hale has the explanation as to why this fascination is so strong. The full title of Hale’s book is A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America.
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.
1.28.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to discuss breaking news out of Orange, Virginia. Walmart Stores, Inc. has officially dropped its plans to build a new store near the Wilderness Battlefield site. Britton feels this is a win-win situation: both for preservationists and the people of the county because Walmart plans to build in a different location, but this historic site will also remain unharmed.
1.25.11 Author and Historian Daniel Rasmussen joins Coy to discuss his book American Uprising. In January of 1811 the largest slave rebellion in American history- bigger than Nat Turner’s, bigger than Gabriel Prosser’s- took place in New Orleans, yet the story of these events have been stricken from the history books. Rasmussen recounts in great detail what ispired the events which took place 200 years ago this month before explaining why a political cover-up has lead to the story told in his new book becoming such an obscurity. The book’s full title is American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt and is available in a variety of bookstores and online retailers.
1.25.11 Professor of History at the University of Virginia Brian Balogh joins Coy to discuss vitriolic speech in America. Is this hateful rhetoric a new trend in American politics? Balogh and Barefoot take a trip back and look at some of the most impactful events in American media history in order to determine the answer. Balogh does feel as though rhetoric has become more violent during his lifetime, and while he himself would not use some of the language found seemingly daily on national talk radio, he would defend the rights of other hosts to use it. You can also hear Balogh every week as a part of the BackStory Radio team.