Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times joins Bob to talk about politics and other news.
Next, everyone in the U.S. knows Independence Day is July 4th, but Constitution Day, September 17th, gets little notice. Authors Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese's book Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men who Signed The United States Constitution tells the individual stories of the 39 men who helped create a future for their country.
Then, in this week's installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Andrew Flewelling. He grew up outside of Boston. His parents were a mixed race couple, and even his father's role as a minister couldn't protect Flewelling from feeling marginalized. He says that as he grew older, he learned to shut out the preconceived notions of society and listen to his inner voice. [Broadcast Date: September 16, 2011]