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Book Tells the Stories of Early German Settlers in Texas

Posted on · Life in early Texas wasn’t easy, but you’d never know it from reading accounts of early German settlers. Dr. James Kearney studies and teaches Germanic literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He recently edited a book called Journey to Texas, 1833, written by a German émigré to Texas named Detlef Dunt, which became […]

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How We Talk About Race: Thursday’s Show (August 27, 2015)

Posted on · Each generation approaches conversations about race differently. Baby Boomers who lived through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s see the world differently from Gen Xers, who grew up in a desegregated — but still in some ways disconnected and often unequal — society. Millennials live in a digital age in which seemingly everything is […]