In Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, historian Michael Beschloss takes a look at the crucial moments when a president risked his political career for the good of the country, often by taking an unpopular or controversial stand. Beschloss is the author of books including The Conquerers: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany.
Rebroadcast of the May 6th WHYY-TV Philadelphia Mayoral debate. Marty Moss-Coane moderated the debate that featured the five major democratic candidates. The candidates are Chaka Fattah, Bob Brady, Dwight Evans, Tom Knox and Michael Nutter. Philadelphia voters will decided their democratic and republican nominees on Tuesday, May 15th.
In her new book, The Canon: A Whirlgig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, NATALIE ANGIER explores five disciplines — physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy and evolutionary and cell biology — to help readers understand the scientific principals that make the natural world work. Angier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the New York Times.