Robert Dallek

Presidential historian

Guest

Award-winning author of presidential biographies, including Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President and Harry Truman; former professor of history at Boston University; Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California at Los Angeles

Robert Dallek on KCRW

Oratorical ability has been a defining characteristic of some presidents. For others, the inability to make a good speech has been a serious limitation.

Obama Addresses a Joint Session of Congress

Oratorical ability has been a defining characteristic of some presidents. For others, the inability to make a good speech has been a serious limitation.

from To the Point

Next week's  Democratic convention  is going to be an historic event as the party nominates the first African American presidential candidate in US history.

Preview of the Democratic Convention

Next week's Democratic convention is going to be an historic event as the party nominates the first African American presidential candidate in US history.

from To the Point

With  Mitt Romney  out and a fresh round of primaries coming up this weekend, the race for the White House has narrowed to three people: Republican  John McCain  and Democrats  Hillary…

The Race for President and the Politics of Change

With Mitt Romney out and a fresh round of primaries coming up this weekend, the race for the White House has narrowed to three people: Republican John McCain and Democrats Hillary…

from To the Point

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

from KCRW Features

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

from Greater LA

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features

In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

from KCRW Features