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Travel the world of ideas and places with author and writer, Matthew Stevenson (Letters of Transit, Whistle-Stopping).
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Now displaying: January, 2015

Welcome to The Travel Hour.  Interviews and broadcasts from the worlds of Matthew Stevenson 

Jan 31, 2015

Meeting in Charlottesville near the home of Thomas Jefferson, novelists and authors Jim Hougan and Jack Owens discuss with host Matthew Stevenson the incongruities of the John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas—bringing to the discussion their backgrounds (Hougan) as an investigative journalist and (Owens) as an agent for the FBI.

Jan 24, 2015

Assassinated in Buffalo, NY in 1901, President William McKinley lived most of his adult life in Canton, OH, where host Matthew Stevenson speaks with the McKinley Museum's Buzz Ream about the qualities that made McKinley a Civil War hero and president. 

Jan 17, 2015

Professor Barbara Snedecor, director of the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, in upstate New York, describes for host Matthew Stevenson and Tom Leonard the octogonal study where Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and many other books at his Elmira summer home.

Jan 12, 2015

Curator Chris Lafave of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in downtown Indianapolis speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about the life and books of the celebrated Indiana-born author who struggled for years as a writer until his first best-seller was published in 1969. 

Jan 6, 2015

Calcutta director of Indian Mother and Child, Dr. Sujit Brahmochary remembers his early days working as a physician for Mother Teresa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace.  Host Matthew Stevenson.  

Jan 5, 2015

Documetnary filmmaker Paul Yule speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about his film,  "The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover" about photographer O. Winston Link, and the disturbing questions that it raises about the iconic figure.

Jan 4, 2015

Host Matthew Stevenson speaks in 2012 with Boston University professor and noted author and commentator, Professor Andrew Bacevich, about his books and his views on US foreign policy.

Jan 4, 2015

Host Matthew Stevenson speaks with the celebrated Civil War mapmaker Earl B. McElfresh about Gettysburg, Antietam, and other Civil War battles, and the generals that led the troops into the fighting.

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