WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

"Rose Kennedy" With Barbara Perry

She was the formidable matriarch of America's most iconic political dynasty; among her nine children were President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy. As the daughter, wife, and mother of prominent politicians, Rose Kennedy carefully curated her family's public image, helping win votes later on. A new biography sheds light on her life and legacy.

Life And Legacy Of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry." Copyright © 2013 by Barbara A. Perry. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

NPR

Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
NPR

The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
WAMU 88.5

The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

NPR

Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.