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About the Thomas Jefferson Hour
The Thomas Jefferson Hour® is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a man of the Enlightenment, a student of human nature and gentlemanly behavior, and he applied this to his personal life as well as to both the national and world wide challenges he faced during the forming of our nation. Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar and award winning first person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, portrays Jefferson on the program, and he answers listener questions while in the persona of Jefferson--his answers are grounded in the writings and actions of the great man.
Our mission is to generate one-on-one discourse between friends and family members, then to help broaden it to national discourse (replace the 30 second two position only sound bites) about important, and many times sensitive, topics to our country and to our citizens. We do this in a unique and entertaining way—through the voice of our third president Thomas Jefferson.
The program is funded by The Dakota Institute through The Lewis & Clark, Fort Mandan Foundation , a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and by its listeners. Prairie Public Radio provides the up-linking of the program, making it currently downloadable from satellite for radio stations.
This Week's Show - Parliament or Not
This week President Jefferson speaks about our constitution in the midst of government crisis. He responds by saying, "Great nations have the capacity to self correct", and responds to a question from a listener about the stability of parliamentary forms of government.
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Clay's new book For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays is now available.
Read Richard Aregood, Grand Forks Herald's review:
"For the Love of ND’ offers history, expertise and modesty in a collection of essays"
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Many Tax Requests---
In show 984 "Taxes" (8-12-12) Clay suggested it would be very helpful if a citizen could track just where his tax dollars go, and several listeners respodeded with suggested websites that provide information on just that subject including TJH Forum member John C5 who suggested this site:http://www.wheredidmytaxdollarsgo.com/
Songwriter Brad Crisler and his family are on a 6 month road trip. Read about their travels HERE
also-Sarah's View: Gardening Journal
A delightful post on the joys of keeping a garden journal posted by a TJH listener. Click HERE
The Character of Meriwether Lewis:
Explorer in the Wilderness by Clay Jenkinson
Click HERE to read a review of Clay's book The Character of Meriwether Lewis Explorer in the Wilderness
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If you have comments or questions for Mr. Jefferson, click on the above image: "Ask Thomas Jefferson a Question". Also - you can now call the Thomas Jefferson Hour and leave your question for the President on voicemail.
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