Secretary Of State Candidate Douglas La Follette, History Class Encourages Students To Learn More About Their Parents’ Past, Attorney General Candidate Josh Kaul

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Fans reach out to touch rock and roll musician Bruce Springsteen, of New Jersey, during his concert at the new Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., July 3, 1981. The concert is the first event at the new facility. (AP Photo/Derer)

A college course called “The History of Your Parents’ Generation” approaches history from a local angle, asking students to interview their own parents about historical and cultural events of the time. We hear from the professor who teaches the class about what kind of discoveries students have made. We also hear form two candidates, Douglas La Follette, running for Secretary of State, and Josh Kaul, running for Attorney General.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Doug La Follette Guest
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen Guest
  • Josh Kaul Guest