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Empire State Engagements

with Dr. Robert Chiles

Episode One: Dr. Kara Murphy Schlichting on New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Episode Five: Brad Edmondson, A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Episode Four: Dr. Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Episode Two: Dr. Catherine O'Donnell on Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

Empire State Engagements is a long-form interview program created and hosted by Dr. Robert Chiles.  It features conversations with historians of all aspects of New York State.

See the "Episodes" page for a complete archive, as well as information on Forthcoming Programming.



Episode Three: Dr. Jennifer A. Lemak on Southern Life, Northern City: The History of Albany's Rapp Road Community

Episode Twelve: Dr. Lizabeth Cohen, Saving America's Cities

Episode Eleven: Dr. Michael B. Boston, The National Negro Business League in New York City

Episode Nine: Melissa Franson, Political Partisanship in the Catskills Region, 1860-1862

Episode Ten: Dr. Marsha E. Barrett, Nelson Rockefeller and the Politics of Wealth

Episode Eight: Dr. Thomas J. Balcerski, Sailors' Snug Harbor and Bosom Friends 

Episode Seven: Ashley Hopkins-Benton, "Pride Center of the Capital Region Panel Exhibition"

Our most recent episodes are listed here.  For a full archive of all our programs, visit the "Episodes" page.

Episode Six: Brad Utter, Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York's Erie Canal

Episode Fourteen: Marisa Scheinfeld, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland

Episode Thirteen: Dr. Daniel Macfarlane, Fixing Niagara Falls