Archives: History

Pop Culture in the White House

From Cicero to Snooki, pop culture icons exert formidable influence over society. And no leader, no matter how strong, is immune to the forces of the music charts or the bestsellers list. This hour we’ll talk about how our presidents, from the Founding Fathers to President Obama, have been influenced by the popular culture of their times.

Columbus’ Clintonville Neighborhood

Columbus’ Clintonville neighborhood is a pretty happening part of town, but that hasn’t always been true. This hour we’ll trace this enclave north of campus and south of Worthington from its sleepy roots to its status as a present-day hipster hangout. We’ll also examine its newest challenge: an influx of rats that has flummoxed city officials.

Pop Culture in the White House

From Cicero to Snooki, there are many cultural influences on our presidents, and they can be powerful. This hour we’ll talk about how our presidents, from the Founding Fathers to President Obama, have influenced and been influenced by the popular culture of their times.

Which is Witch: Re-examining the Salem Trials

Most of us know something of the panic that swept across Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, resulting in the execution of 19 women accused of witchcraft. But the events seem to conjure movie scenes and stereotypes. This hour, we’ll examine the story’s context through the lives of six women on trial, representing a crisis that still looms large.

Columbus History: Landmark Dates

From its small-town beginnings to the city we know today, the history of Columbus, Ohio is filled with fascinating facts and stories. This hour, we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting tidbits and tales from the city’s past.

Don’t Know Much About History

An irreverent look at American History with “The King of Knowing” Kenneth Davis.

The History and Behavior of ‘Wicked Bugs’

Overlooked but not out-numbered: A look at bugs throughout the course of history.

History of Public Employee Collective Bargaining in Ohio

On Election Day, Ohio voters will get their chance to weigh in on Senate Bill 5, the new law that limits collective bargaining rights of public employees and bans public employees from striking.In this hour of All Sides, learn about the history behind Senate Bill five with two veteran journalists and a history scholar.

The History and Behavior of ‘Wicked Bugs’

Overlooked but not out-numbered: A look at bugs throughout the course of history.

Political Sex Scandals that Changed History

This hour, leaders in the White House and their sexual peccadilloes… and how private affairs affect national decisions, with author and Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt.