Black History http://nhpr.org en 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray http://nhpr.org/post/70614-tv-openers-lost-histories-and-truth-about-bug-spray <p>Whether it’s a catchy theme song, or a single image - think Mary Tyler Moore tossing her cap into the air – some TV credit sequences are etched in our minds. Today we listen for the greatest TV opening sequences of all time. Plus, a look at a graphic novel that reveals the untold stories of African-American history…including that of Richard Potter, for whom the New Hampshire town of Potter Place is named. Then, tis the season for mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. How are you preventing pesky bites? We sample the rainbow of bug repellant…from witch hazel to DEET.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:52:47 +0000 Word of Mouth 51144 at http://nhpr.org 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation http://nhpr.org/post/brenda-wineapples-civil-war-book-ecstatic-nation-0 <p>In this new approach to the Civil War, Wineapple provides the reader with a sense of the passions and tragedies of the era, including character studies of the vibrant and flawed personalities behind the scenes.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Brenda Wineapple</strong> – teaches literature at both New York's New School University and Columbia University.&nbsp; Wineapple is also professor of modern literary and historical studies at Union College.&nbsp; Her previous book is White Heat: the Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.</li></ul> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43579 at http://nhpr.org Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation From the Archives: Rawn Spearman http://nhpr.org/post/archives-rawn-spearman <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:09:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 43367 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Rawn Spearman 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-committee-passes-bill-emancipate-14-slaves <p>Back in 1779, 20 slaves made the case for their freedom before the New Hampshire General Court.&nbsp; After noting it wasn’t the right time, the body postponed the decision “to a more convenient opportunity.”&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers never took that opportunity, and 14 of the petitioners died as slaves.&nbsp;</p><p>But on Wednesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 23212 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves