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LISTEN: What History Has To Teach Us About Pandemics And Protest

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You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” One has to wonder whether that dynamic is playing out in this time of pandemic and racial unrest -- specifically in regard to the quadruple tumult at the beginning of the last century, of war, pandemic, racial unrest and recession. 

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Host of Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered, John Henry Smith, spoke with Connecticut State Historian Walt Woodward about the ways the action and reactions of that post-WWI period are mirroring 2020.

Hear the interview below:

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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