The Modern First Ladies

This hour, as we broadcast from NPR Headquarters in Washington, we’ll talk about the many roles first ladies have served in the White House with Kate Andersen Brower. She’s the author of “First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies.”

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Defending The Ballot Box

This hour, we’ll talk about the evolution of suffrage in the United States – and about efforts to restrict voting rights through the years – with Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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Big Politics, Big Money

This hour, we’ll talk about where big cash for political campaigns comes from and what’s really being bought with Nick Penniman, co-author of “Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.”

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Neglect In Prison

This hour, we’ll talk about cases of extreme medical neglect happening in prison facilities for non-American citizens with Seth Freed Wessler. His story on the topic appears in the current issue of “The Nation.”

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The Life Of Antonin Scalia

This hour, we’ll talk about Scalia with Bryan Garner, the editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary who was both a collaborator and friend. And we’ll talk about the Supreme Court going forward with Royal Furgeson, dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law.

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Cultural Collision

This hour, we’ll put our current political division into historical context by talking with the author of “Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson’s Heresies to Gay Marriage.”

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