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Mystic native Jade Huguenin and historian Martin Smith talk about their new book, “Postcard History: Mystic” as well as plans for an Aug. 18 panel discussion about Groton and Mystic history.

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Author Ken Kesey talks about his new book, “A Pictorial Journal of Ocean Beach Park,” recalling the New London beach’s early days as a fun spot for the wealthy, along with its evolution into a honky-tonk area and then, after the Hurricane of 1938, its transformation into a public park.

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Tom Callinan of Norwich, the first official state troubadour, takes us on a musical journey through two centuries of American history, including songs about the first submarine built in Connecticut and a famed dog from WWI.

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Everyone knows about Norwich’s claim to the Revolutionary War’s biggest traitor, but City Historian Dale Plummer tells tales of the Wauregan, where President Lincoln once stayed, as well as a secret burial ground in Norwichtown and efforts to restore a WWI cannon.

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Jim Littlefield of East Lyme discusses Nazi spies in our midst, a Revolutionary War skirmish in Niantic and a murder mystery. 

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Eighty-eight-year-old James Mosely of Waterford, the first African-American medical corpsman to go through the Navy’s nuclear training school, remembers the day when the U.S. military was desegregated and tells about being part of a Library of Congress history project.

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New London City Historian Sally Ryan talks about the early days of Ocean Beach, the Hurricane of 1938 and urban renewal, drawing extensively from personal experiences.

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John Ruddy and Dirk Langeveld, authors of the new coffee-table book published by The Day titled “When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut,” tell how they found out about little-known fires, floods and plane crashes from the distant past as they scoured historical societies and archives for dramatic photographs.

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Gail MacDonald joins us to talk about her new book "Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline: Philanthropy in the Gilded Age." Plant built the Branford House at Avery Point in Groton. 

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