The Regional Roundup: September 5, 2022
This Labor Day, we revisit some of the summer's most fascinating interviews, like the huge Revolutionary War discovery at the Red Bank Battlefield in New Jersey.Listen 49:31
This Labor Day holiday, we revisit some of our best summer segments.
Animal shelters in the region are asking for help during a crisis of overcrowding, understaffing and an astonishing rate of pet surrenders. Sarah Barnett (@SarahKBarnett), acting co-executive director at ACCT Philly (@ACCTPhilly), joins us.
Almost 250 years after a Revolutionary War battle at Red Bank, researchers made a stunning discovery near the site: a mass grave containing skeletal remains of at least a dozen people, most likely Hessian soldiers, and other artifacts that will give us new insight into a hugely significant period of the 18th century. We’ll discuss the rare findings and what’s next.
Our guests are Jennifer Janofsky (@Jenjanofsky), Rowan University professor and director of Red Bank Battlefield Park, and Wade Catts, principal archaeologist at South River Heritage Consulting.
A Library Company of Philadelphia exhibition shows the history of mental illness treatment by sharing the stories of 19th century insane asylum patients—in their own words. Hearing Voices: Memoirs from the Margins of Mental Health explores what mental health treatment did right – and what was very, very wrong.
Our guest is Rachel D’Agostino, Curator of Printed Books at The Library Company of Philadelphia and co-curator of the exhibition (@librarycompany)
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