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#1354 In 1969

#1354 In 1969

This week we speak with Thomas Jefferson briefly about Alexander von Humbolt, and then bring Jefferson closer to our time by informing him that 50 years ago America landed men on the moon, which he has a bit of trouble believing. We also discuss Woodstock with Jefferson who says he hopes that if there were indeed women in attendance that they were all properly “escorted.”

#1348 Tulip Poplars

#1348 Tulip Poplars

We discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and then are joined by two special guests. Jeff Huss of the Huss & Dalton Guitar Company in Staunton, Virginia talks about a very special project: the Jefferson Edition 00-SP Custom guitar which is crafted in part with wood from Monticello. Later in the program, Monticello’s head gardener Pat Brodowski tells us about the trees the wood came from and why they had to be cut down.

Looking to 2017

Looking to 2017

Clay & David discuss 2016 and look forward to the new year. They cover topics including Bob Dylan's lyrical allusion to Samuel Johnson, similarities between Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, Brad Crisler's gift to Clay, which songs to include in a musical time capsule, and their plans to complete the Jefferson 101 series in 2017.

#1159 The Glier Violin

#1159 The Glier Violin

We speak with Adam Birce, the owner and operator of Four Strings violin shop in Richmond, VA. Adam has a client who brought in a very interesting Glier violin for repair. The violin dates to Jefferson's time and Adam believes it's possible that a connection exists.

A Father-Daughter Journey Back to 1969

My daughter (now 19) and I were two specks among the 18,000 who made their pilgrimage to the Fargodome to hear McCartney, who is now 72 years old. She was born 25 years after the Beatles broke up, 14 years after the murder of John Lennon in New York, and George Harrison died when she was just seven years old. All the way to Fargo I wondered what Paul McCartney could possibly mean to her or anyone who was born a full generation after their apotheosis.