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Aired 7 months ago 42:56
The Great Depression: Justice and Infamy | 6
As legal challenges to his New Deal programs mounted, President Roosevelt and his attorney general devised dramatic reforms to the Supreme Courtâ€™s structure. The proposed changes would open new rifts between the president and conservative members of his own party. Other greater challenges loomed. A recession was threatening to unwind four years of economic recovery. The Senate launched a politicized investigation into purported un-American activities in federal work programs. And on the other side of the world, a global crisis was building as war erupted in Asia and Europe. As the country re-armed and factories retooled to supply soon-to-be allies, the nationally finally pulled itself from the depths of Depression.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Legacy Box - Go to LegacyBox.com/TELLERS to get 40% off your first order today! ZipRecruiter - To try ZipRecruiter for FREE go to ZipRecruiter.com/AHT
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The Great Depression - Progress and Pushback | 5
After two of President Rooseveltâ€™s closest advisors competed to create a new federal jobs program, the White House launched one of Roosevelt's keystone initiatives: the Works Progress Administration. Under this program, millions of Americans earned government salaries at a wide range of blue- and white-collar jobs â€” everything from building post offices and painting murals to delivering library books by horseback to rural communities. However, the federal governmentâ€™s increased reach worried FDRâ€™s opponents, especially a wildly popular Catholic radio preacher. Father Charles Coughlin once helped FDR get elected, but as the presidentâ€™s power increased, Coughlin turned up the volume on hateful and anti-Semitic undertones in his attacks.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Robinhood - To get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint, go to tellers.robinhood.com Sleep Number - Visit sleepnumber.com/TELLERS to find the closest store nearest you!
Aired 6 months ago 39:18
Weekly Wrap: The Mueller Report, Notre Dame, 2020 Fundraising
The U.S. Department of Justice released a redacted version of Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Where do things stand now that it's out? After a massive fire destroyed portions of the centuries-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, billions of dollars have already been pledged to rebuild it. Plus, what does a historically black, all-male college's decision to begin accepting transgender men signal about cultural attitudes toward gender? Sam is joined this week by NPR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro and Associated Press national political reporter Juana Summers.