inauguration http://wamc.org en "The Center Holds" by Jonathan Alter http://wamc.org/post/center-holds-jonathan-alter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jonathanalter.com/">Jonathan Alter</a> is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He is a former senior editor and columnist for <em>Newsweek</em>, where he worked for twenty-eight years, writing more than fifty cover stories.</p><p>His new book, <em>The Center Holds</em>, tells the story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between President Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68862 at http://wamc.org "The Center Holds" by Jonathan Alter Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration http://wamc.org/post/linking-dr-kings-dream-obamas-inauguration <p>As President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term today, the nation celebrated the life of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. &nbsp;And January First marked the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing hundreds of thousands of slaves.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:34:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 56203 at http://wamc.org Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration Vox Pop : Open Forum - Inauguration Day : 1/21/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-inauguration-day-12113 <p>President Barack Obama was inaugurated today to his second and final term in office.</p><p>On this edition of Vox Pop we want to hear your take on the president’s second inauguration and what you hope a second Obama term will mean for the country.</p><p><em>Post your questions and comments below to have them read on-air. You can also post your questions on our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WAMCradio">Facebook page</a> or tweet us <a href="http://www.twitter.com/WAMCVoxPop">@WAMCVoxPop</a>.</em></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 55934 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Inauguration Day : 1/21/13 What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term http://wamc.org/post/what-now-obama-leads-polarized-government-second-term Feelings of hope and change have mostly faded.<p>The country is in better shape than it was when Barack Obama became president four years ago. The economy is no longer in free fall, and the nation has for the most part extricated itself from seemingly endless wars abroad.<p>Yet as Obama prepares to enter his second term, there seems to be less optimism about his ability to address the nation's problems than was the case when he first entered the White House.<p>A lot of that has to do with rancorous relations with Congress. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:37:00 +0000 editor 56160 at http://wamc.org What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term Crowds Begin Converging On Washington, D.C. http://wamc.org/post/crowds-begin-converging-washington-dc Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. We are glad you are listening on this Monday morning, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. We have a team spreading out, getting a feel for how things are going in different parts of Washington, D.C. as hundreds of thousands of people descend on the capital to be part of President Obama's second Inauguration. Standing by over at the Martin Luther King Memorial is our own David Greene, MORNING EDITION's David Greene. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 56150 at http://wamc.org An Inauguration Day history lesson from Kenneth C. Davis http://wamc.org/post/inauguration-day-history-lesson-kenneth-c-davis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As President Barack Obama readies for his second term, popular historian Kenneth C. Davis joins us with an Inauguration Day history lesson.</span></p><p>Davis is author of the “Don’t Know Much About History” series and his new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401324088/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1401324088">Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1401324088" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56038 at http://wamc.org An Inauguration Day history lesson from Kenneth C. Davis Presidential Inaugural to Feature Saratoga Water http://wamc.org/post/presidential-inaugural-feature-saratoga-water <p>Whoever wins the U.S. presidency, an upstate New York bottler will be a winner.<br /><br />U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says that water from the Saratoga Springs Water Co. will be served at the presidential inauguration.<br /><br />Schumer is chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. He says Saratoga Water and its iconic blue bottle will be the official water of the historic ceremonies, regardless of who wins the November election.<br /> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44707 at http://wamc.org Formal Inauguration Of Hampshire College President Set http://wamc.org/post/formal-inauguration-hampshire-college-president-set <p>Jonathan Lash will be inaugurated this Friday&nbsp; as the sixth president of Hampshire College. Lash was an environmental attorney, and a former Vermont State Secretary of Natural Resources.&nbsp; Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech at the inauguration.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lash.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:26:15 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37496 at http://wamc.org Formal Inauguration Of Hampshire College President Set