Former Senator from South Dakota and 1972 presidential nominee George McGovern has died. In 2009, McGovern visited Colorado College to talk about a book he’d recently published on Abraham Lincoln and to talk about other topics in politics. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin sat down with him for an interview, which you can listen to here.

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Agricultural historian Bonnie Lynn-Sherow closes Colorado College’s State of the Rockies series tonight, with a talk on “The Mythological Power of the Family Farm.” The Kansas State University history professor connects the history of the family farm ideal with Jeffersonian principles. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer spoke with Lynn-Sherow about that history, and met up with […]

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In his 87 years, George McGovern has served as a World War II pilot, history professor, Senator from South Dakota, and as the 1972 Democratic Presidential nominee. He’s also an author, taking part in the American Presidents Series with his book on Abraham Lincoln. McGovern spoke at Colorado College last night. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin […]

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Betty Smocovitis is a scientific historian who has examined the influence of Darwinism on popular culture. She’ll be lecturing tonight at Colorado College on Darwin’s presence in the music of the last 150 years. Gleaned from libretto scores, wax-cylinder recordings and other media, she’s collected a large body of musical data. KRCC’s Aaron […]

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