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The Thomas Jefferson Hour

The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question visit his website at www.jeffersonhour.com
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Dec 2, 2016

This week, special guest host Joe Lovell of Amarillo, Texas returns to speak with President Thomas Jefferson about revolution, public education and the need for true leadership.

You can support the show by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization under tax ID #46-5726534.

We're giving away three signed copies of Becoming Jefferson's People! Each hardback book will come bundled with a three-CD audiobook version, read by Clay S. Jenkinson. All new & current members of the 1776 Club will be entered to win. Become a member by December 13th to have your name included in the drawing.

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Nov 25, 2016

This week special quest host Joe L. Lovell of Amarillo, Texas speaks with President Jefferson about the workings of America’s legal system and the importance of each citizens right to a fair judicial system.

Nov 19, 2016

Prompted by requests from many Jefferson Hour listeners, this week Clay Jenkinson discusses the outcome of the 2016 election.

Nov 11, 2016

This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, President Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) discusses the election of 1800, which he referred to as the Second American Revolution — and he helps us to see some of the parallels with the election of 2016.

This episode was recorded on November 7th, 2016.

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Listen to this week's 1776 Club episode.

Nov 4, 2016

This week part two of a discussion of suggestions sent in by listeners in response to Clay Jenkinson’s request as to their ideas on how to improve or “save” our republic. 

Oct 28, 2016

In a previous program (Show 1200 Our Republic) President Jefferson spoke about the differences between a true democracy and a republic. In the podcast introduction Clay Jenkinson asked TJH listeners what their suggestions would be to improve or “save” our republic. Those many responses are discussed this and next week.

Oct 21, 2016

In a previous show (Jefferson 113), Clay asked listeners to write in with their thoughts and personal experiences about living on minimum wages. During this show he shares and discusses the responses received.

Oct 14, 2016

In this week’s show President Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) is joined in conversation by Benjamin Franklin (as portrayed by GregRobin Smith).

Oct 3, 2016

Bill Thomas of Prairie Public Radio is this week’s host of a live performance of the Thomas Jefferson Hour in Fargo North Dakota. Bill speaks to President Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) about income inequality.

 

Sep 30, 2016

Bill Thomas of Prairie Public Radio is this week’s host of a live performance of the Thomas Jefferson Hour in Fargo North Dakota. The subject Bill chose to speak with President Jefferson about (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) is religion.

Sep 23, 2016

In this week’s show President Jefferson is asked to discuss the differences between a democracy and a republic. Clay asks listeners to send in a list of 5 things America could to do to become more of a republic again.

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Sep 17, 2016

This week President Jefferson shares his positions about immigration, isolationism, nationalism and when it’s appropriate to keep America first.

Sep 9, 2016

This week President Jefferson answers listener mail including questions about civil disobedience, the dark side of Jefferson, political correctness and how the majority rules over the minority in our democracy.

 

Sep 2, 2016

This week in an out of character program, Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson discusses the protests occurring at the Standing Rock Reservation in in North Dakota over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Aug 27, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the final of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

Aug 19, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the second of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

 

Aug 12, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the first of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

Aug 6, 2016

This week President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) is presented with excerpts of speeches given at both Republican and Democratic conventions and asked to share his thoughts.

Jul 29, 2016

Clay Jenkinson is joined by his daughter Catherine to discuss their recent trip to Greece, her plans to study the classics and, of course, Thomas Jefferson.

Jul 23, 2016

As Clay says, “This is a tough one”. This week in a special out of character program, Clay Jenkinson discusses the recent episodes of violence occurring in America, and how Thomas Jefferson may have reacted to it.

Jul 15, 2016

This week a very special guest host, one who is quite qualified to speak with President Jefferson (and the gentleman who portrays Jefferson; Clay S. Jenkinson) about his daughters and how he regarded them. 

Jul 8, 2016

This week Clay Jenkinson revisits a lecture he presented about the centennial of America’s National Park Service and it’s connections to Thomas Jefferson.

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