Trying Times

5 segments

We’ll look back at the Senate's 1933 Pecora hearings, which investigated Wall Street malfeasance in the Great Crash of 1929, and how it might apply today. Then, country music singer Dierks Bentley performs live in our studio! Also, Alexander McCall Smith discuses his novel The Charming Quirks of Others. And New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins us again for the latest installment in our weekly series that asks “How did Politics in America Get So Weird?” Plus, historian Eric Foner traces the transformation of Abraham Lincoln and America through the ending of slavery.