Matt Beat and Robert Marshall are two history teachers from Kansas and Oklahoma, respectively. In each episode, they look at past events and relate them to current events. They examine how history is currently repeating itself, how history is relevant today, and how history is constantly being revised.
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In the second episode, Matt and Robert discuss the increasing attack on Confederate era monuments, two counties in Texas ignoring the 14th amendment, the secrecy of the British government regarding the Mau Mau, and the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal. Context is about connecting the past to the present. It's about bringing history to life by making it relevant to everyone. Matt and Robert examine how history repeats itself, how interpretations of history change, and how new discoveries are being made about the past every day. Music: "Thomas Jefferson" by Electric Needle Room Available for a free download at http://electricneedleroom.bandcamp.com/track/thomas-jefferson Links related to this episode:
Radiolab podcast about the Mau Mau (essentially another Holocaust happened but it was covered up by the British).
http://www.radiolab.org/story/mau-mau/ The Monuments Debate - http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/confederate-statue-in-leesburg-prompts-naacp-to-plan-rally/2015/07/09/10427966-24d1-11e5-aae2-6c4f59b050aa_story.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/whitewashing-civil-war-history-for-young-minds/2015/07/06/1168226c-2415-11e5-b77f-eb13a215f593_story.html?hpid=z4 And Forrest -http://news.yahoo.com/remains-confederate-general-kkk-leader-no-longer-welcome-184210735.html An article somewhat defending the memorials - http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/jacquielynn-floyd/20150709-jacquielynn-floyd-pulling-down-statues-cannot-erase-history.ece http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/23/congratulations-you-oppose-the-confederate-flag-now-what/. . .
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