The Leonard Lopate Show

The Corrosion of Corruption, Spearheading The Great Society

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sarah Chayes on corruption as a great destabilizing force. Peter Carey talks about his new novel. The Bored and Brilliant Challenge. LBJ's legacy. 


StoryCorps 378: In the Pool

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 18th, 1964, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo were two of several black and white protesters who jumped into the whites only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida.


The Takeaway

Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of JFK's Legacy

Monday, November 11, 2013

On November 22, the nation will pause to reflect on the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As historian Robert Caro says in "American Experience: JFK," a new documentary by Takeaway partner WGBH, "We will never know whether he would have been a great president—I'd bet on him, but we didn't have that chance." In the wake of Kennedy's untimely death, we are left with puzzle pieces that do not make a complete picture of a presidency.

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Around Broadway

Bryan Cranston in 'All the Way'

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Fans of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston can see him up close at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.


It's A Free Blog

Opinion: If Liberals Can't Beat Corporations, Why Not Join Them?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Look at historical heroes of liberal achievements - FDR and LBJ. They learned when to play nice with the titans of capital in order to get things done.

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The Takeaway

Previously Unreleased Recordings From Day of JFK Assassination

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The complete audio recording from Air Force One on the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination has now been made available online, including 42 minutes of previously unreleased tape. It covers a phone call of condolence from newly sworn-in President Johnson to Rose Kennedy, as well as code-name heavy communications between Air Force chief of staff General Curtis LeMay, an outspoken critic of Kennedy.


It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Could Obama Buyer's Remorse in NH, Iowa Leave Room for a Challenge on the Left?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The lesson is that presidents who are challenged within their own party are often wounded politically and lose the election to the other party. A serious challenge to an incumbent president is a canary in the political coalmine. Something is wrong.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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