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Happy Hour Recordings

Season 1 Recordings

Robin D. Williams, PhD.
Regency and Gothic Revival: Architecture of the South
Thursday, July 23rd at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Marie Kervin
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to know, the Brontë Sisters
Wednesday, August 5th at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Ron Whitehead, Outlaw Poet
Write ON!
Wednesday, August 19th at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Read the Poetry submitted on the theme of "Respect"

Andrea Mays
Shakespeare Scandals and Scoundrels

Wednesday, September 2nd at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Dr. Annie Gray 
Downton Abbey in the Kitchen
Wednesday, September 16th at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Click here to download Dr. Gray's Treacle Tart Recipe. 

Dr. Natwar Gandhi and Panna Naik
Still the Promised Land
Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Season 2 Recordings

Wednesday, January 13th at 4:00 PM (EST)
The Topsy-Turvey World of Gilbert and Sullivan:
Their World, Their Lives and Their Music
James Stebbings

Wednesday, February 10th at 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)
Creole Food: America's Oldest Cuisine
Liz Williams

Wednesday, February 24th from 6:00-7:30 PM (EST)
An Interview about Franklin and Washington

The Founding Partnership
Edward Larson and Gordon Edes

This ESU Happy Hour program was co-sponsored by The ESU Boston Branch, The Athenaeum of Boston and American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, March 10th from 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)
Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World

Kathryn Aalto

Wednesday, March 24th from 5:00-6:00 PM (EDT)
Celebrating World Poetry Day with the Wick Poetry Center Traveling Stanzas
David Hassler

Wednesday, April 7 from 4:00-5:00 PM (EDT)
Basket of Hope: Finding Success Beyond Setbacks
Dr. Gideon For-mukwai

Wednesday, April 14 from 6:00-7:15 PM (EDT)
Are You Using English Correctly:
The Art of Rhetoric and Prose
Featuring Ward Farnsworth, Interviewed by Roger Stacey

Wednesday, April 21 from 4:00-5:00 PM (EDT)
Chaucer: A European Life
Professor Marion Turner

Wednesday, May 5 from 4:00-5:00 PM (EDT)
Shake Up Shakespeare
Carol Ann Lloyd