Sponsor
Support Weekend America with your Amazon.com purchases
Search Amazon.com:
Keywords:
  • News/Talk
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Weekend America home page
Weekend America Primary Navigation
Play Consumed
Get Involved

How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

What's your holiday performance story?
The office talent show, the neighborhood caroling posse, the school pageant ... At holiday time we often sing, dance, and dress as shepherds. Did you bloom in the warmth of your audience's adulation, or freeze up like the snowman you'd rather be building? Did your holiday performance change your life or that of someone close to you?

Section Bottom
Browse
Section Bottom
Browse
September 16, 2006 > The Old White House
listenListen (real)
Philly White House
enlarge
Back in the 1790's, Philadelphia was the nation's capital, while Washington D.C. was being reclaimed from the swamp. This is a common factoid for history books, but it's often downplayed that when Washington was elected president, he brought slaves with him. Philadelphia and the National Parks Service are now planning a "President's House" site, which will draw attention to slavery in the early days of the United States. Barbara talks with Ed Lawler and Michael Coard, the historian and activist behind the project.