Archives: Presidents

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.

Roosevelt, Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Politics today are not glorious: Money buys influence, legislative stalemate paralyzes the country, small foreign wars drain our resources. But the US was plagued by the very same problems a hundred years ago. This hour we’ll explore the first decade of the Progressive Era, and the muckrakers who exposed corruption and spurred the spirit of reform.

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.

Roosevelt, Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Politics today are not glorious: Money buys influence, legislative stalemate paralyzes the country, small foreign wars drain our resources. But the US was plagued by the very same problems a hundred years ago. This hour we’ll explore the first decade of the Progressive Era, and the muckrakers who exposed corruption and spurred the spirit of reform.

American Presidents and the Economy

The economy is top on the list of American voters during this Presidential election season. On this hour, we’ll take a look back in history to talk about the best and worst Presidents as economic stewards for our nation.

American Presidents and the Economy

The economy is top on the list of American voters during this Presidential election season. On this hour, we’ll take a look back in history to talk about the best and worst Presidents as economic stewards for our nation.