Here's a public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths.
Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present.
We air a number of PRI programs over Public Radio 89.5-1, but not all - hey, there's only 24 hours in the day. Programs of particular interest that you don't hear over our airwaves are The World, The Takeaway, and Whad'Ya Know? When you're not in the mood for something that we're airing over our six HD Radio channels, be adventurous and try some of these.
Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth (the Senior Producer and Executive Producer of a little show you might have heard of called Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me) want to answer the world’s questions…about everything.
Heading the list of our podcast addictions is NPR's Planet Money. You hear snippets of these stories during Morning Edition, but not the whole juicy enchilada. This is what to savor to know a bit more about the crazy world of international economics, but the whole idea makes your head swim. Just the interaction between the hosts is a treat.