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Songs for Lincoln & FDR on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Apr 16 @6pm)

Songs for Lincoln & FDR on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Apr 16 @6pm)

songs for Lincoln and FDR This week marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abe Lincoln…and the 70th anniversary of the death of FDR. Those traumatic tragedies helped make these presidents cultural icons and both inspired a lot of song and poetry. To observe these anniversaries, we’ll listen to these songs and poems. They [...]

Remembering FDR on “Culture of Protest” Tomorrow (Thursday, January 31)

Remembering FDR on “Culture of Protest” Tomorrow (Thursday, January 31)

Of his next broadcast, host Richard Flacks writes, "Franklin D. Roosevelt was born January 30, 1886. It seems like a good moment to remember FDR and reflect on his legacy. It's 80 years since he became president in the midst of the great depression. A new movie, Hyde Park on the Hudson, helps bring him back, but doesn't tell us much about why he [...]