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    Life and Legacy of Lafayette

    Donald Miller talks about his biography, Lafayette: Extraordinary Life and Legacy. With what the author claimed was newly discovered information, he spoke about the Marquis de…

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    Radio: American History TV: 40th Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia

    The American Historical Association held their 130th annual meeting in 2016. This is a session from that conference. Panelists explore the history of the death penalty in America and,…

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    Book Discussion on Uncivil Rites

    Professor Steven Salaita talked about his book, Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom, about being fired from the University of Illinois after he sent out tweets…

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    Punishment in the Jim Crow South

    Professor Natalie Ring talked about the common practice of lynching black men as punishment for perceived crimes in the Jim Crow era South. She described how socially active…

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    Radio: Space Exploration

    The Smithsonian Associates held a discussion Monday on the future of space exploration. Jim Green, NASA director of Planetary Science, and NPR Science correspondent, Joe Palca,…

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    Book Discussion on The Reproach of Hunger

    David Rieff talked about his book The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the Twenty-First Century, in which he questions whether ending extreme poverty and hunger around the…

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    Radio: Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel al-Jubeir addressed the Munich Security Conference about combating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the contributions of the Muslim world, and the danger…

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    Communicators with Mignon Clyburn

    Commissioner Mignon Clyburn talked about several issues, including the cost of telephone service to and from prison inmates, set top boxes, spectrum auctions in March 2016, a court…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    The weekly Republican address was delivered by Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA). He talked about the effects of the Clean Air Act on the economy.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address, recorded February 10, 2016, at the Illinois State Senate. He reflected on his political career and the state of American politics.

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    Presidential Biographies

    A report on Justin Wm. Moyer’s February 4, 2016, Washington Post article on people who were attempting to read a biography of each president. Several of their Web sites were…

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    John Brown and the Election of 1860

    Dennis Frye talked about the reactions of both Southerners and Northerners following abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry and his resulting…

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    Radio: The Nixon Tapes: November 1971

    Topics in these calls include initial results of elections around the country on November 2; legislation such as foreign aid, taxes and government funding; grain shipments to the Soviet…

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    Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    Jacob Weisberg talked about his book Ronald Reagan: The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989, in which he recalls the tenure of America’s 40th president, Ronald…

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    Eliza Jumel and Aaron Burr

    Margaret Oppenheimer talked about her book, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. Born into poverty, Eliza Jumel became one of the richest…

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    Secretary John Kerry Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Secretary of State John Kerry talked about international security. He criticized Russia for what he called its “repeated aggression” in Ukraine and Syria. He said…

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    Book Discussion on The Oregon Trail

    Rinker Buck talked about his book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, about the importance of the Oregon Trail, the 2,000 mile road that runs through six states from Missouri to the…

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    Radio: James Clapper Testimony on Global Threats

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, providing an annual assessment of top global threats. He said homegrown attacks by…

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    Book Discussion on And the Good News Is...

    Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration,…

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