Tuesday, February 12, 2013
[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. -- U.S. Constitution
You're the President. The state of American music is ______.
Before President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, join Soundcheck at 8 p.m. Eastern for a live call-in special about "The State of American Music." We'll talk with hip-hop writer Dream Hampton, indie musician Amanda Palmer, record executive and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards and author Steve Almond.
And, we ask our listeners to call in and share their thoughts about the state of our nation's music today.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Richard M. Nixon chooses this 1966 appearance at the Overseas Press Club to lay out his position on Vietnam, but not before amiably ribbing Democrats and the press.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Historian Douglas Brinkley explains what precedent there is for President Obama’s second term, and reflects on post-Katrina lessons applicable to the post-Sandy recovery here. Plus: how disasters create communities and what it means for climate change activists; Slate’s Sasha Issenberg looks back at how the Obama campaign used data to win the election; an on-the-ground look at the Long Island communities of Long Beach and Oceanside.
Friday, November 09, 2012
With the new Steven Spielberg biopic "Lincoln," Louis CK’s Abe Lincoln parody for Saturday Night Live, the big budget summer release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," lots of new Lincoln books, and the 150th anniversary of the civil war, it seems the 16th president is hotter than ever. Is he? Or has he always been on fire? James Cornelius, a museum curator, and Maira Kalman, an author, explain.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We’re less than two months away from the day when we elect our next president of the United States and as things currently stand, President Obama holds a slight lead in the polls. In order to pull ahead, what will the Romney-Ryan ticket have to do?
Thursday, September 06, 2012