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The media turns to our faculty experts to enhance coverage of a wide range of topics, from international security and economic policy to American history and politics. 




  • Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart, a Civil War historian who followed the route of Lincoln’s funeral train to  Springfield, Illinois for a National Geographic cover article, is interviewed for a report on how Lincoln’s legacy is memorialized there and how state budget cuts might affect the historic sites.
  • Ken Rudin’s The Political Junkie, March 6, 2015
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks to Rudin about the career of Maryland’s Senator Barbara Mikulski, who has announced she will not run for another term, and about who might campaign for her Senate seat in 2016. The segment on Mikulski begins at approximately 1:00:40 in the podcast.
  • “Maryland Morning,” WYPR Radio, March 4, 2015
    History professor and Lincoln scholar Richard Striner discusses what many believe to be Abraham Lincoln’s most powerful speech, his Second Inaugural Address, delivered 150 years ago today.
  • “The Alan Colmes Show,” FOX News Radio, 06/06/2014
    Colmes talks to Washington College president Mitchell Reiss, author of Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists, about the controversy over the deal that freed POW Bergdahl from his Taliban captors. 
  • Maryland Morning, WYPR, 05/23/2014
    Historian and journalist Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, talks with host Sheilah Kast about the dubious historical pedigree of Chestertown’s Colonial Tea Party Festival.
  • NPR, All Things Considered
    Host Robert Siegel talks to  Alex Stinton ’14 about his prize-winning poetry.
  • WYPR Radio, 09/25/2012
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses Romney and Obama foreign policy.
  • Maryland Morning, WYPR, 11/06/2012
    The winner of the 2012 George Washington Book Prize, Maya Jasanoff, talks to host Tom Hall about Liberty’s Exiles.
  • All Things Considered, NPR, 10/21/2012
    Professor of English and Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen talks to Guy Raz, host of All Things Considered Weekends, about his new book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. 
  • Talk of the Nation, NPR, 9/24/2012
    Richard Striner talks with host Neal Conan about the moral conviction and shrewd politics that led Lincoln to issue the proclamation.