Final breaths from every Tricia who planted seeds for all to enjoy, from every Moe who sought to stop retaliations,...
Virginia Spatz has reported -- regularly in some years, less often in others -- in Capital Community Newspapers, including the Hill Rag, Mid-City (DC North), and East of the River for 25 years. She regularly reported the monthly news for East of the River for five years. Her work has also appeared -- regularly in … Continue reading News, Views, and Pews
Virginia Spatz was feature reporter for We Act Radio's "Education Town Hall" program for several years and still maintains the program's website. Visit Education Town Hall for reports and program recordings.
DC Losses to Homicide. Mark every loss. Mourn. Organize. plus: Resources on Addressing Violence, with emphasis on Holistic Approaches and Gun Violence Prevention & People of Color
Free African Society in 18th Century Philadelphia Yellow Fever outbreak. Mutual Aid Networks in Covid-19.
Responses to yellow fever outbreaks resulted in innovation and controversy and were influenced by many differences in philosophy.
We are writing history, and we need to understand the basic plotline and act accordingly. What we do now could mean the difference between survival and more death for many.
"Amateur in Econ-Land: Is the Intersection with Race Near Here?" Pandemics and Economics in History #9: Amateur in Econ-Land Previous podcasts in this series have primarily used the kind of third-person voice that gathers material from several sources and reports those in a style suggesting journalistic or academic objectivity. I have confessed in previous episodes … Continue reading Pandemics and Economics in History #9
"Open Windows in Winter: Bug or Feature?" Like buildings with radiators located directly underneath windows, real estate landscapes in cities may look haphazard but reflect our historical values.
"Infection’s Legacies Remain." Parks and prominent architectural styles come to us from pandemic response.
"Disease, Plots and Animosities." Using disease and fear to foment violence...for at least 700 years.
"Disease and Outsiders" From 14th Century Europe to the US today, hate crimes accompany the spread of disease, whether leprosy, plague, or Covid-19.
"Change Born in the Plague of Cyprian." Paganism and Christianity underwent big changes during and following the "Plague of Cyprian," beginning in 249 CE.