President Thomas Jefferson is asked to discuss the differences between a democracy and a republic. Clay S. Jenkinson asks listeners to send in a list of five things America could to do to become more of a republic again.
In an out-of-character program, Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson discusses the protests occurring at the Standing Rock Reservation. The protests are a reaction to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
As Clay says, “This is a tough one”. In a special out-of-character program, Clay S. Jenkinson discusses the recent episodes of violence occurring in America, and how Thomas Jefferson may have reacted to it.
This week, a very special guest host — one who is quite qualified to speak with President Thomas Jefferson (and the gentleman who portrays Jefferson, Clay S. Jenkinson) about his daughters and how he regarded them. We are pleased to welcome this week's host, Catherine Jenkinson.
Clay S. Jenkinson talks about an article written by Hugh Sidey which appeared in Time magazine in 1978. Sidey writes about his visit with the acclaimed Thomas Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone. Describing Jefferson, Malone says, “Jefferson was a humanist in the complete sense of the word. Human beings always came first … His world is gone. His standards and values went with rural life.” Near the end of the show, Clay receives a very special present from long-time listener, and friend of the Jefferson Hour, Brad Crisler.
We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Bruce Pitts this week, who joins us to report about his recent trip to the Palladio Museum in Vicenza, Italy. He interviewed the director of the museum, Doctor Beltramini, about connections between Thomas Jefferson and Andrea Palladio and how Jefferson was influenced by Palladio in his own architectural work. Palladio is widely considered to be the most influential individual in the history of architecture.