BackStory

The American History Podcast

A Program Of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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In BackStory’s second history grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news. They look at Boston Public School’s decision to ditch the traditional world map for a new one that reflects the true proportions of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and discuss Democrats’ sudden fondness for States’ Rights, as they look for ways to push back against Republicans. The hosts also tip their hats to late rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry.