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Thomas Jefferson’s coping mechanisms to political polarization

11/18/2016
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John Williams looks to one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, to find out how he coped with political polarization. They also discussed his pride, The University of Virginia. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at...

Duration: 00:15:04


Thomas Jefferson – “We are all Americans”

11/9/2016
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John Williams looks to one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, for words of wisdom after this tough election. Jefferson believes that the American people sent a message that the country belongs to them no matter what the newspapers, pollsters and pop stars think. He thinks that in the long run, something good will come of this shake-up. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United […]

Duration: 00:15:35


Thomas Jefferson on the Jefferson brand

8/18/2016
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John Williams talks to President Jefferson about the Jefferson brand Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:11:53


How similar to Trump is Teddy Roosevelt?

6/24/2016
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John talks to his other Presidential friend, Theodore Roosevelt about his similarities and differences between himself and Donald Trump. They also talk about the upcoming show that John is doing with TR. You can find more information here. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You...

Duration: 00:09:35


Mr. Jefferson -What would the founding fathers think of a socialist President?

6/18/2016
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John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson what the founding fathers would think of a socialist President. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:10:44


Thomas Jefferson – “I was denounced as a dangerous visionary”

6/10/2016
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John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson if Hamilton really endorsed him. Listen to find out why John announces that he might be Hamiltonian over Jeffersonian. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great...

Duration: 00:13:59


Thomas Jefferson – lover of wines and keeper of records

5/20/2016
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John Williams talks to President Jefferson about his favorite book, his record keeping, and his love of wine. They also discussed the public’s fascination with personal details about Presidential candidates . Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at...

Duration: 00:13:59


We didn’t “run” for President in my time

5/13/2016
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John Williams talks to President Jefferson about. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:11:48


Thomas Jefferson on the best way to select a President

4/1/2016
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John Williams talks to President Jefferson about a better way to choose a President. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:17:34


“The people have a right to be governed the way it suits them”

3/12/2016
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John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the difference in the election process in his time versus now.

Duration: 00:16:56


“The will of the people must be accepted”

3/4/2016
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John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the lack of decorum in the GOP Presidential debates. TJ does not recommend trying to push away Trump if that’s what the will of the people want. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at […]

Duration: 00:13:23


“We are starting to question the ability of the American public to wisely pick a President”

2/26/2016
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John Williams talks to Thomas Jefferson about the New Yorker article that referenced the lionization of a leader and what that founding fathers wanted. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great...

Duration: 00:17:01


Thomas Jefferson on how we should pick a Supreme Court justice

2/17/2016
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John Williams talks to Thomas Jefferson about a few constitutional issues. The founding fathers left us little advice on how to pick a Supreme Court justice and TJ puts in his two cents. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at […]

Duration: 00:15:20


Thomas Jefferson reacts to President Obama

2/13/2016
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President Obama gave a speech to the Illinois General Assembly and reference TJ and some other founding fathers. Our own Thomas Jefferson shares his reaction. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the...

Duration: 00:10:53


Donald Trump is no Thomas Jefferson

2/10/2016
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John Williams catches up with Thomas Jefferson after his Super Bowl party and they discuss the Presidential race. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:17:13


Which Super Bowl party would you rather go to – Jefferson’s or Hamilton’s?

2/4/2016
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John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson what the founding father’s did for recreation? Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:12:42


“The better American spirit is to be skeptical of fear mongering”

1/31/2016
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John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the Republican Presidential candidates and the process of the electoral collage. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:22:47


Thomas Jefferson: “There should be no politics in science”

1/22/2016
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John Williams explains to President Jefferson that he has found a Jeffersonian, Candy Carson, wife of Ben Carson who is vying for the Republican candidate. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great...

Duration: 00:11:46


Thomas Jefferson on the 2016 Presidential race

1/15/2016
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John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss what it would be like for our founding fathers to have a debate like they do today. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

Duration: 00:15:59


Thomas Jefferson: President Jefferson tells John this isn’t the first time the US has dealt with Islamic terrorists…

11/20/2015
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President Jefferson tells John this isn’t the first time the US has dealt with Islamic terrorists….

Duration: 00:18:17

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