Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Even though it's a conflict that inspired our national anthem and in which the British burned down the White House, the war remains a forgotten chapter in U.S. history. But not so in Canada. Robert Siegel talks with two history teachers — one from the U.S., the other from Canada — about teaching the War of 1812 in their classrooms.
Robert Siegel speaks with Gerald Geiger and former Ambassador Richard Schifter about their experiences as so-called "Ritchie Boys" during World War II. They were trained to do interrogation and psychological warfare at Camp Ritchie in Maryland. They will join other surviving Ritchie Boys who plan to revisit the camp on Tuesday.
More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where? Oregon or California? The National Park Service is poised to officially recognize one state's claim.
When Djuna Barnes was in her early 20s, she walked into the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and announced: "I can draw, I can write, you'd be foolish not to hire me." The paper did. Nearly 30 years after her death, a collection of her writings and illustrations is on display at the Brooklyln Museum.
Deep Throat whispered "follow the money" to reporter Bob Woodward during the investigation of Watergate, the third-rate burglary that brought down the Nixon administration. Or did he? An NPR librarian launched her own investigation.
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