author and historian
FROM Kate Clifford Larson
Who Was the "Real" Harriet Tubman? Slaveholder Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill by Harriet Tubman , the former slave turned abolitionist. But how much do Americans know about her? Harriet Tubman, c. 1895 Susan B. Anthony has been on a $1 coin, but Harriet Tubman will be the first black woman to appear on American currency. Her face will replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. Who was Harriet Tubman, and who was she not? Kate Clifford Larson, author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero , separates the myths from the reality.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.