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