Memorial Day History, Learning New Things

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Marcus Mondaine, from Kansas City, Mo., looks for a relative’s grave at Leavenworth National Cemetery on the eve of Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Leavenworth, Kan. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Learning a new hobby, skill, or language can give us a new perspective on the world. We talk about the value of lifelong learning and how to get started with something new. An historian also joins us to look back at the origins of Memorial Day.

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    On this Memorial Day, we speak with historian Kenneth C. Davis about the holiday’s roots in the Civil War.

  • For A Fresh Perspective On Life, Learn Something Completely New

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Kenneth C. Davis Guest
  • Tom Vanderbilt Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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