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A tunnel under a
Virginia abolitionist church that led to a wharf? Norfolk State
University history professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander discusses the
history of the Underground Railroad and efforts to escape enslavement
before the Civil War. She is the author of "Virginia
Waterways and the Underground Railroad."
Dr. Newby-Alexander currently serves as a professor of history and
the director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African
Diaspora at Norfolk State University, a historically Black
university in Norfolk, Virginia.
What was Ronald Reagan’s
approach to dealing with the Soviets in the midst of the Cold War? William
Inboden talks about what he learned from newly
declassified documents and former members of the Reagan
administration (1981-89). He explains President
Reagan's diplomatic tactic of "you gotta point the gun at
them...to get them to negotiate" during talks on nuclear arms
Mr. Inboden is the author of "The
Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the
Slate magazine staff
writer Henry Grabar, author of "Paved
Paradise: How Parking Explains the World," talks
about the evolution of parking in the United States and the
consequences of that development today.
He argues that the decades-long importance given to parking has
negatively impacted housing costs and development, city traffic, the
environment, and more.
Carter and Betty Ford: A Bond Over Mental Health Advocacy
Rosalynn Carter has championed mental health since her days as
President Jimmy Carter's first lady—and even before.
announcement that she has been diagnosed with dementia, C-SPAN's
podcast The Weekly looks back at her advocacy
of mental health awareness and mental health programs. But with
a unique perspective: we focus on her collaboration with—and
friendship with—fellow First Lady Betty Ford.
We use clips from
single and joint appearances at the National Press Club,
Congressional hearings, panel discussions—and from C-SPAN's own
original features series, "First
Ladies: Influence & Image."
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