Reflections West is a weekly radio program that presents the thoughts of writers and scholars on the American West. These thinkers pair their own thoughts with a passage from literature and history. Reflections West's aim is simple: to circulate—as widely as possible—wonderful passages of literature and history of the West in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way.
In this Earth Day episode of BackStory, our hosts explore how Americans have grappled with the idea of extinction over time, and what the loss of native species has meant for our ecosystems and everyday lives.
The American history guys, all history professors, ask whether there was ever a Golden Age of home ownership in the second episode of a new NEH-funded weekly radio show being launched across the country.
University of Virginia history professors Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh and Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, explore “Childbirth in America” in the first episode of a NEH-funded weekly show.