Humanities Connection

From politics and religion to race, education and healthcare, Humanities Connection brings together some of New Jersey’s most fascinating scholars, authors, filmmakers and educators in conversation about critical topics facing our state, nation and world.

Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and broadcast on WFDU (89.1 FM), Fairleigh Dickinson University’s public radio station, Humanities Connection, hosted by Bob Mann, airs the last Sunday of each month at 8 a.m. Highlights of each episode are available following each broadcast.

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Current Episode:

Start of New Jersey

Michael Aaron Rockland, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, and Sara Cureton, Director of the New Jersey Historical Commission, explain why 1664 is considered the start New Jersey. Start of New Jersey

04/03/14 - Start of New Jersey

04/03/14 - Hotbed of Innovation

04/03/14 - New Jersey in the American Revolution

03/18/14 - Oral History

03/18/14 - Modern Museum

03/18/14 - Crane House

01/28/14 - What's In The Hometown Teams Exhibit?

01/28/14 - Museum on Main Street

01/28/14 - A Mirror of Culture

12/23/13 - Newark Tours

12/23/13 - Why Preservation Matters

12/23/13 - James Street Commons

11/15/13 - Attitudes About The Poor

11/15/13 - The Killing Of Harry Barck

11/15/13 - What Was A Poormaster?

10/17/13 - Soccer in New Jersey

10/17/13 - Baseball in Newark

10/17/13 - Basic Facts

07/18/13 - The Mt. Laurel Decision

07/18/13 - New Jersey’s Esteemed State Supreme Court

05/28/13 - Does Place Matter?

04/15/13 - How YA Lit Reflects Its Generation

01/24/13 - Six Guys from Hackensack: Looking for the Real New Jersey with George Kirsch

10/28/12 - The Last Newspaperman--Mark DiIonno

09/12/12 - Poetry is Essential to Democracy

05/27/12 - Looking Forward: NJCH and the Future of the Public Humanities

03/25/12 - Poetry Heals—Literature & Medicine Celebrates National Poetry Month

01/29/12 - The Hellhound of Wall Street: Michael Perino on Ferdinand Pecora and the Great Depression

10/30/11 - Environment, Equity & American History: Environmental Justice

08/28/11 - Environment, Equity & American History: Sharing the Delaware Bay

07/31/11 - 7 Steps to Freedom: Finding the Underground Railroad in Salem County

06/26/11 - Roots Music Today: New Harmonies

05/29/11 - Freedom: A History of US

04/24/11 - Narratives of Immigration: Latino/a Lives

03/27/11 - Religion and Violence: The American Scene

02/27/11 - New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music Comes to New Jersey

01/30/11 - Environmental Justice: History and Policy in New Jersey

12/26/10 - Crime and Punishment: Problems of the Supreme Court and U.S. Prison System

11/28/10 - The Human Condition in the Classroom: Humanities Teachers of the Year, 2010 and 2009

10/24/10 - Responses to the Holocaust and its Aftermath by American Presidents: Realpolitik or Real Justice?

09/25/10 - Jackson Lears on Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America 1877-1920

08/29/10 - John V. Fleming on The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War

07/25/10 - Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care

06/27/10 - The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: Multiculturalism and Humor

05/30/10 - A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School

03/28/10 - Revolution ‘67

03/25/10 - America and the Politics of World Religions

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