America

The Future of America's National Monuments

Dec 7, 2017
US Bureau of Land Management

President Trump announced the decision to shrink the Bears Ears, a sacred tribal site in Utah, and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by more than 1.1 million acres and more than 800,000 acres, respectively. Today we examine the decision, its impact, and what that means for the future of national monuments in the United States in the Trump Era and beyond.

David McCullough On The American Spirit

May 29, 2017
Petr Kratochvil / Public Domain Pictures

What is the American spirit during a period of polarization? Historian David McCullough characterizes the American spirit through a series of his own speeches given over the last 25 years in his new book, "The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For". 

Join us today as we discuss this and how American values have changed over time impacting what we consider the American identity. 

David McCullough On The American Spirit

May 18, 2017
American Flag
Petr Kratochvil / Public Domain Pictures

What is the American spirit during a period of polarization? Historian David McCullough characterizes the American spirit through a series of his own speeches given over the last 25 years in his new book, "The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For". 

Join us today as we discuss this and how American values have changed over time impacting what we consider the American identity. 

The Politics of White Christian America

Sep 23, 2016
Joel Bradshaw / Wikimedia Commons

Historically, white Christian Americans have had strong influence over political trends and elections. In the past decade however, there's been a notable decrease in the demographic, altering the American political landscape. The effects of this change are being revealed in the current presidential election.

America's Political History

Aug 25, 2016
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY / WIKAPEDIA

America's political history of partisanship goes back to the beginning of the nation's history. How and why it developed have had interesting ramifications on the political system we know today.

The Politics of White Christian America

Jul 25, 2016
Joel Bradshaw / Wikimedia Commons

Historically, white Christian Americans have had strong influence over political trends and elections. In the past decade however, there's been a notable decrease in the demographic, altering the American political landscape. The effects of this change are being revealed in the current presidential election.

Pope Francis Visits America

Sep 22, 2015
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Pope Francis makes his first ever trip to the United States as the numbers of practicing Catholics in the county is in decline. Speaking out on issues like gay rights, divorce, abortion, poverty, and the environment, his papacy has been both popular and controversial.