Monthly Archives: January 2017

Slavery and Its Legacies – Mathias Rodorff



In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Mathias Rodorff, a PhD candidate at the University of Munich and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his current work, which investigates why Nova Scotian newspapers paid such close attention to the contest in the United States over issues of slavery, emancipation, and equality while never considering how these issues might have played out in their province.


Bright Lights, Green Sights: A Conversation with Erik Clemons



Erik Clemons has devoted his career to empowering marginalized communities across the state of Connecticut and helping others see their own potential and power. Erik founded and is currently the CEO of ConnCAT, a nonprofit that provides job training programs designed to give unemployed and under-employed adults the skills needed to secure meaningful, well-paying jobs in health sciences and culinary professions, and the academic support required for success in those programs.