Music for Life
What makes appreciating music an important life skill?
Visions of Style
How Black Virginians used the camera to define themselves at the turn of the 20th Century.
REPLAY Outdoor Archives
Cemeteries are outdoor archives.
Magic and Miracles
The connection between Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and daoism.
Are you setting yourself up to age well?
Polar bears are no one’s prey. Except for climate change itself.
Food for Thought
We all remember what it was like entering the social battleground known as the school cafeteria. Aside from the usual cliques, there were two types of students: those who brought their lunch and those who bought their lunch. Marcus Weaver-Hightower says public schools should offer free lunches to all students.
REPLAY Writing Through
What do the mythological Chimera and motherhood have in common?
In 1990s South Africa, there were violent clashes between Xhosa and Zulu people. And the main way they understood how to define the other group–language. But Jochen Arndt says that 300 years earlier, Xhosa and Zulu didn’t even exist as distinct languages.
Do you have a flood and fire plan for your precious records?
Save the Small Sums
In 1865, the Freedman’s Bank was written into law by President Lincoln to help newly freed enslaved people save money and buy land. But the bank collapsed less than 10 years after it was established – throwing many Black Americans into financial ruin. Justene Hill Edwards says the racial wealth gap can be traced back to the rise and fall of the Freedman’s Bank.
REPLAY: The Voyage of the USS Albatross
In 1908, the U.S.S. Albatross set off on a research expedition to the newly acquired U.S. colony of the Philippines. Today, Kent Carpenter is studying the more than 80,000 fish samples collected by the Albatross to uncover how overfishing is actually changing fish genetics. Carpenter has been named an Outstanding Faculty member by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.