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Oct 22, 2018

Real American History
 
On this week’s Perspective program a bestselling and award-winning author examines American history … what we know and what we don’t know … what is right and what is wrong … and why. My guest today is the author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: What Your American History Textbook Got...


Jan 1, 2018

As time continues to separate us from World War II, more and more little-known information about certain United States war efforts is coming to light. Perhaps one of the more interesting centers on a U.S. program that recruited female college graduates, more than 10,000 of them, to serve as code breakers in the war...


Oct 30, 2017

Maybe it is time to overhaul the U.S. Constitution…at least that is the view of one legal scholar.  He says, “We are used to falling back on the Constitution to save us, and find it disturbing when it fails to do that.  But what if, instead of a panacea, the Constitution itself is the root of many of...


Aug 21, 2017

In many of this nation’s schools, teachers work had to prepare students for tests … standardized tests that will query them over a narrow set of academic subjects. That effort concerns one professor and author who thinks public education needs to not only transmit knowledge, but also prepare its students to utilize...


Aug 14, 2017

Putting together the Constitution of the United States was not exactly what many of us would like to think of as unique and extraordinary. In writing the Constitution, the framers were trying to do a couple of things: fix the Articles of Confederation, which was a lack of federal power, specifically to raise adequate...