On Part 1 of this program, Hasia Diner talks about growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the time of segregation, how her social activism started and her interest in Jewish history in the United States.
On the program, one of the organizers of the upcoming Las Cruces Arts Fair, Glenn Cutter and local artist, Rosemary McLoughlin, talk about the success of last years' event, how an event like this benefits the area, the artists featured in the event and how it may develop in the future. Also, on the program, Images Gardening Expert Jackye Meiencke says despite the blustery weather, there are chores to do in the garden to get ready for spring.
On the program, Spencer Crew discusses his background in African American history, discussing his work on the Underground Railroad and the migration of African Americans from the South to the North. Spencer Crew reflects on the evolution of race relations and what we can learn from it today.
On the program, Stephanie L. Taylor talks about American Surrealist Joseph Cornell, the portrayal of women in the photographs of Playboy Magazine, and the origins of Yarn Bombing. There will be a yarn bomb on the NMSU campus in April.
On the program, Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University, Matthew Frye Jacobson, talks about the early arrival of Irish immigrants to the country in the 1800's and 1900's and how they were viewed by American. He talks about the evolution of racial discourse at the time and how that affected how "white" someone was considered.