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Peace activist and author David Swanson

Peace activist and author David Swanson

President Donald Trump's recent budget proposals would defund, or eliminate funding entirely, from a variety of programs and agencies that invest in art, education, science, and aid to the poor — in favor of more spending on the nation's war machine. Coy talks with noted peace activist and author David Swanson about what these proposals mean for the country and the world.
Trump and Putin?

Trump and Putin?

One of the nation's top experts on Vladmir Putin and Russian politics, UVA's Allen Lynch, is the latest guest on the Coy Barefoot Program.
On Slavery and UVA

On Slavery and UVA

The very latest about research regarding human slavery at the University in the 19th century.
UVA Astronomer Ed Murphy

UVA Astronomer Ed Murphy

University of Virginia Astronomer Ed Murphy is the latest guest on the Coy Barefoot Program.
Hollywood: Made In China

Hollywood: Made In China

UVA Media Studies scholar Aynne Kokas joins Coy Barefoot to discuss her latest book, Hollywood Made in China.
Wyatt Andrews on “Fake News”

Wyatt Andrews on “Fake News”

Former National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News, Emmy Award-winning journalist Wyatt Andrews, delivered this public lecture at the University of Virginia about "fake news" and journalism in the Age of Trump.

The latest episode of the Coy Barefoot Program includes this exclusive conversation with former National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News, Emmy Award-winning reporter Wyatt Andrews: journalism in the Age of Trump.
Brian Cannon and Andrea Douglas

Brian Cannon and Andrea Douglas

On the latest episode of the Coy Barefoot Program, Coy talks with Dr. Andrea Douglas, the Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Center at Charlottesville’s historic Jefferson School. They explore how the story of slavery and civil rights is tied to ideas of education and public spaces in the broader history of the American South. Coy also gets an update on efforts to combat the corruption of political gerrymandering with OneVirginia2021's Brian Cannon.
Remembering “Operation Equinox”

Remembering “Operation Equinox”

Twenty-five years ago this week, federal, state and local law enforcement agents conducted an historic and nationally publicized drug raid on three fraternity houses at the University of Virginia. The result of months of undercover investigation, the sting resulted in the arrests of eleven students. Coy Barefoot talks with one of those students, who served time in prison, and one of the police officers who put him away— appearing together for the very first time.
Michael Schudson and “The Good Citizen”

Michael Schudson and “The Good Citizen”

Being a "good citizen" in America hasn't always meant the same thing. Esteemed scholar Michael Schudson explores the history and evolution of "The Good Citizen."
Shaun Kenney

Shaun Kenney

Shaun Kenney, the former Director of the Republican Party of Virginia, becomes the first leading Republican in the Commonwealth to go on the recording saying he will not, under any circumstances, ever support Donald Trump for President. In this exclusive interview, he tells Coy Barefoot why.
Coy Barefoot Program: Risa Goluboff

Coy Barefoot Program: Risa Goluboff

The latest episode of The Coy Barefoot Program is now available online in our Media Projects Gallery. Join Coy for an extended conversation with Risa Goluboff, the Dean-elect of the University of Virginia Law School, exploring her new book "Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s."
Citizens Band Radio: Michael Schudson

Citizens Band Radio: Michael Schudson

Best-selling author, sociologist and historian Michael Schudson joins host Coy Barefoot on Citizens Band Radio to discuss his book, "The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975."
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