Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
The data from the 2000 census show a significant jump in the number of Hispanic people living in the U.S. A panel talks about this and other changes in the nation’s demographics, and what these changes mean for the economy, in politics, and in other arenas.
- Dr. Francis Wardle executive director of the Center for the Study of Biracial Children and author of "Tomorrow's Children: Meeting the Needs of Multiracial and Multiethnic Children at Home, in Early Childhood Programs, and at School" (Center for the Study of Biracial Children)
- William Spriggs director of research and public policy for the National Urban League
- Jorge del Pinal assistant division chief in the Population Division of the Census Bureau
- Cecilia Munoz vice president of policy for the National Council of La Raza
Most Recent Shows
Opening night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. How speakers including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama seek to bridge party divides and build the case for presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.