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.
"Suburban sprawl" — we all know it when we see it, but we don’t always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe new patterns in housing and retail development all over America. We’ll learn how to tell a "boomburb" from a "zoomburb," and "litter on a stick" from a "pork chop lot."
- Dolores Hayden professor of architecture and American Studies at Yale University. She is also author of "The Power of Place," "Urban Landscapes as Public History," and "Building Suburbia."
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.