Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:40pm ET - While colleges across the country have been grappling with concerns related to students transitioning from one gender to another, the University of Vermont is at the forefront in recognizing the next step in identity politics: the validation of a third neutral gender.  Joining us today to discuss the University’s efforts to be more inclusive to all its students is Julie Scelfo who covers home design and how people live for The New York Times and wrote about the University of Vermont adding gender-neutral options to its information system. You can also follow Julie on twitter.

4:35pm ET - The American Revolution is all around us; it is evoked in political and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in films. As the nation’s founding moment, the Revolution serves as the source of our powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and contested event in U.S. history, standing in as a proxy for how Americans perceive the nation’s aspirations.   In his new book Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution, Andrew M. Schocket, the Director of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and re-enactors portray the American Revolution. Identifying two competing interpretations of the American Revolution, he shows how today’s memories of the American Revolution reveal our conflicted ideas about class, race, and gender—as well as the nature of history itself.  Andrew joins us today to talk about the Revolution and how it’s remembered.  You can also follow Andrew on twitter.

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