In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a crossroads. He was a man without a political party. And he was growing bored with his work as an attorney. The formation of an new party – the Republican Party – offered him a political home. A sensational murder case in Springfield, Illinois helped solidify his reputation as a great legal mind. A look at how Lincoln’s life as an Illinois lawyer helped his rise to the forefront of American politics.

Guests

  • Julie Fenster award winning author and historian, her books include, "Parish Priest"(with Douglas Brinkley), "Race of the Century," and "Ether Day."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Monday, Jul 25 2016Forty-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.

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Jul 22 2016Turkey declares a state of emergency and arrests thousands after a failed coup. Donald Trump suggests he'd put conditions on protecting NATO allies. And Russia loses an appeal in a sports doping case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Jul 22 2016The Republican National Convention ends with a divided GOP. Hillary Clinton prepares to select her running mate. And Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.