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On Tuesday, President Obama will give his farewell address to the nation. It's a custom that goes all the way back to George Washington; these speeches, author John Avlon says, "serve as a bookend to a presidency."

For about 150 years, Washington's farewell speech was the most famous in American history, Avlon tells NPR's Michel Martin: "It was more widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence. And yet today, it's almost entirely forgotten."

It's hard to imagine a time when red and green weren't synonymous with Christmas, but they haven't always been the holiday's go-to colors. Arielle Eckstut, co-author of Secret Language of Color, attributes the palette's rise to two things: holly and Coca-Cola.

Ancient Ohio Grist Mill Set To Grind Again

Nov 13, 2016
Sam Hendren / 89.7 NPR News

A nearly 190-year-old grist mill in Fairfield County will spring back to life next month.  A $1 million restoration will soon be complete. 

The U.S. Department of the Interior has named the village of Zoar a national historical landmark.

The village was founded by German religious dissenters in the 1800’s.  

Tammi Mackey-Shrum, is Zoar’s site director.


All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City - Lost Restaurants

Dec 4, 2015
Arcadia Publishing & The History Press

Columbus is known for many things, especially its food scene. From German immigrants to High Street eateries to all the fads of the time, a new book explores the many lost and beloved restaurants of the city's past. Join WOSU NPR News’ All Things Considered host, Marilyn Smith, for a discussion about the vibrant restaurant culture of historical Columbus.

Jimmy Carter and Presidential Legacy

Jul 30, 2015
BEVERLY & PACK VIA FLICKR

10am

A conversation on presidential legacy with the 39th President of the United States, 36 years after his sole term in the world's highest office.

Columbus Jazz

Jul 24, 2015
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When considering the history of jazz, it's common for cities such as New Orleans, Kansas City or Chicago to come to mind. What few have realized is that Columbus has supplied some true jazz greats, as well as being home to phenomenal jazz shows. This hour, a look at how jazz made its mark in the buckeye state.

History of Third Party Movements

Jul 24, 2015
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10am

Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25

Jul 23, 2015
Wikimedia

The country is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Facing continued adversity in its quarter century of existence, the act has improved the lives of millions an and it's still evolving.  

Jimmy Carter and Presidential Legacy

Jul 15, 2015
Beverly & Pack / via Flickr

A conversation on presidential legacy with the 39th President of the United States, 36 years after his sole term in the world's highest office.

Supreme Court Rulings and History

Jul 1, 2015
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Last month the Supreme Courts ruled on many controversial cases with deep impacts on society. This hour, a look into the rulings laid down by the court and what they say about the courts past and future.

History of Third Party Movements

Jun 23, 2015
350 Vermont / Flickr

Today at 10am

Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

History of Third Party Movements

Jun 18, 2015
350 Vermont / Flickr

Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

Library of Congress

This show, a conversation with Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger on the budget recently passed by the House, and his duties as speaker. Before that, we discuss reenactments of President Lincoln's repose at the Ohio Statehouse, on the 150 anniversary of the events. 

Paris during World War II

Apr 2, 2015

11am In June of 1940, months after the commencement of war between France and the Third Reich, German forces rolled into Paris. It was an uneasy occupation that lasted until 1944. This hour, we look at the "City of Light" under Nazi control. Guests

  • Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

Event Ronald Rosbottom will be at the Bexley Public Library on April 18th at 4pm.

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