Archive for 2009
On each “Call of the Week,” we feature one of our favorite listener phone calls.This week, it’s from Jennifer in Washington, DC.
On each “Call of the Week,” we feature one of our favorite listener phone calls.This week, it’s from Abe in Montreal.
Recent fights about health care reform have landed several people in the hospital. So who foots the bill? Historically, what’s been the government’s role in keeping Americans healthy?
What ever happened to good, old-fashioned, objective reporting? In this hour, the History Guys turn that question on its head, and ask instead where the notion of “objective” reporting came from in the first place.
In its early years, the US wasn’t so much “United” as “States.” Power has steadily shifted to the federal government, but states have continued to assert independence on important issues. If we’re all Americans, why do states still matter?
Commanders come and go—but what difference does it really make? In this hour, BackStory takes a closer look at the realities of presidential transitions. Send us your ideas, questions, and stories so you can join us on the air!
On this episode of BackStory, the History Guys look for the roots of America’s obsession with race, and ask why the line between black and white has remained so bold despite centuries of racial mixing. Were the categories of “black” and “white” already in place when Africans first came to America, and if not, when [...]