Saturday, October 24, 2020

Adlai Stevenson III, Reflections on His Career, Personalities, & Politics

Fmr Sen Adlai Stevenson (D-IL), was the great-grandson of a Vice President, and the son of Gov Adlai Stevenson who twice ran for President...

ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL: The Lincoln Presidential Library Shows Artifacts from Lincoln’s...

From 2015, On the 150th anniversary of the Assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, displayed artifacts from the...

Author Michael Burlingame, “Abraham Lincoln: A Life”

Springfield:   On the 209th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, we talk briefly with author Michael Burlingame, who wrote the two volume biography of President Lincoln,...

Lincoln Assassination Artifacts

As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who was shot in Ford's Theater in Washington on April 14th, 1865,...

Brooks Simpson: Ulysses S Grant’s Triumph Over Adversity

From Springfield:  We go one on one with Brooks Simpson, author of "Ulysses S Grant, Triumph Over Adversity: 1822-1865"  the first volume of a...

Civil War Tech

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - We hear about a new series examining the technology of the Civil War, and how...

Eyewitness to the 9/11 Attack on Washington

From Springfield:  We speak with Linda Brookhart, who was attending an event at the White House on the morning of 9/11.  She shares her...

Celebrating Black History Month and Leaders

State Capitol, February 6, 2019 - State Treasurer Mike Frerichs (D) and new Attorney-General, Kwame Raoul, the first Black to hold the...

Former Gov Dan Walker Reflects on His Triumphs and Tragedies

From June, 2007: Our one-on-one with fmr Gov Dan Walker (D, 1973-1977) who at the time of this recording had just published his memoir "The...

Past Political Campaign Passions Still Capture the Interests of Campaign Collectors

Springfield: Collectors from around the nation gathered in Springfield to showcase, trade and buy buttons, pamphlets, and posters of former presidential candidates, governors, and...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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