History

Bureau of Indian Affairs
12:57 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Sen. Kaine Pushes for Indian Recognition

Credit www.voicenewspaper.com

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to loosen requirements for federal recognition because six Virginia tribes remain locked out.

Six Virginia tribes are recognized by the British government but not U-S officials. That’s why Kaine says the Bureau of Indian Affairs – or B-I-A – needs to revamp criteria in order to secure the benefits of being a Native American tribe for the Virginia tribes.

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"The Art of Power"
1:31 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Historian Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a legend in his own time, and since then hundreds of books and articles have been written about him, so you might not expect to see more, but historian Jon Meacham,  who was featured in Ken Burn’s documentary about the  Roosevelts, is coming to Virginia to share a whole new view of Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson may have wanted history to see him as a philosopher and an educator.   The epitaph on his grave doesn’t even mention the presidency.

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The Modern Treasure Hunt
8:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Geocaching: The New Family Adventure

Getting outdoors as a family with something that engages all ages is not too difficult with a hobby called geocaching. Tab O'Neal talks with a couple he met while they were out on their family adventure. 

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Arts & Culture
8:21 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A Chat with "Good Morning Vietnam's" Adrian Cronauer

Credit Tab O'Neil

Listen to Tab O'Neal's full interview with Roanoke's Adrian Cronauer, the man behind Robin William's character on "Good Morning Vietnam".  

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Voting Ends Saturday
12:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

VA's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Kegley Family Buggy, 1900
Credit Historical Society of Western Virginia

Public online voting ends Saturday, to make a pick for some of the unique relics vying for the title of Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.

The program is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums—and  while a designation doesn’t come with any award money, officials say it has helped in fundraising efforts and applying for grants.

Just a few of the items among the nominees: a tombstone of the founder of Virginia Tech, regalia of the Pamunkey Indian Trip, a 1930s German Box Car, a D-Day landing map….and a 1905 Steinway piano.

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