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Nov 17, 2018

Food historians Keith Staveley and Kathleen Fitzgerald join state historian Walt Woodward at his dinner table in Columbia for a talk about traditional New England holiday foods - authentic and not-so-authentic – and the stories behind them. 

PLUS, Keith and Kathy brought along 9 truly historic and delicious New...


Nov 2, 2018

THE P T BARNUM YOU NEVER KNEW 

 In this special Connecticut Public Television audio documentary, we tell the story almost no one knows about the other side of PT Barnum. Almost everyone is familiar with Barnum's extraordinary career as a showman, entrepreneur, and creator of The Greatest Show on Earth, but "Barnum's...


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...