In part 50 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses espionage during the Civil War and profiles some of its most colorful characters, including Alan Pinkerton, Crazy Bet and Belle Boyd, the siren of the Shenandoah.
This week marked the crossover at the General Assembly has come and gone– that’s when the House and Senate wrap up work on legislation and let the other chamber consider it. So how’s the first half of the session going? Our panel of experts share their analysis with host Bob Gibson on Virginia Conversations.
In part 51 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that every major war commander had a favorite horse, including Stonewall Jackson. In this installment, we hear a loving tale between a man and his beloved animal, Little Sorrel.
In part 52 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us how Arlington National Cemetery, once the grounds of a beautiful estate, became a burial ground for the nation’s war dead.
On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we’re keeping an eye on your tax dollars in Richmond. In the Virginia General Assembly, members of the House and Senate each draw-up spending plans for the next two years. So, what’s up and what’s cut? How will it affect the state programs you depend on? Join host May-Lily Lee and her guests, Jeff Shapiro with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth, with DecideSmart.
On this episode of Virginia Conversations, host May-Lily Lee talks with Doug Wilder, one of Virginia’s most-influential and groundbreaking African-Americans. The first black Governor of Virginia– and first black governor of any state since Reconstruction– Wilder discusses the political road that led him to the state’s top job.
In part 55 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of staunch abolitionist John Brown and describes his botched raid of the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia.
In part 56 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why no state park in Virginia that focuses on the conflict has more human fascination and historical significance than Sayler’s Creek.