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Aug 1, 2018

Part 1 - Henry 'Opukaha'ia

Two young native men. 

Henry Opukaha'ia, a native of Hawaii, who died in Cornwall, CT in 1818. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a Lakota Sioux native who died in Danbury in 1900. 

Nick Bellantoni was the archaeologist tasked with helping return the remains of each of these men to their homes and...


Aug 1, 2018

PART TWO: ALBERT AFRAID OF HAWK 

Two young men.

Henry Opukaha'ia, a native of Hawaii, who died in Cornwall, CT in 1818. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a Lakota Sioux native who died in Danbury in 1900. 

Nick Bellantoni was the archaeologist tasked with helping return the remains of each of these men to their homes and...


Jul 16, 2018

Holdridge Primus

     In an unforgettable interview, historian Barbara Beeching describes the creation of a black middle class in Hartford – not in the twentieth century, but back in the 1800s. It's a tale full of insights and surprises – not the least of which is Beeching herself. 

     BONUS: For reasons that will become clear in...


May 15, 2018

     All the time Joel Kupperman was a soft spoken, distinguished philosophy professor at the University of Connecticut, he carried a secret he discussed with no one – not even his family.    That secret? That he had once been America's greatest child radio and tv star .

Joel Kupperman was so popular he was written...


Apr 2, 2018

Episode Notes. Episode 46

Staying on the Land: Five Generations of Connecticut Pioneers

 

Political unrest, religious dissension, women’s rights, and mental health-stories from today’s news? All this happens in Thy Children’s Children by historian Diana McCain. It’s the story of a real family, the Lyman’s of...