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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?