Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Next, Bob talks sports with John Feinstein, Washington Post columnist and co-host of SiriusXM’s “Beyond the Brink” (Mad Dog Radio, channel 86).
Then, one of the most famous photographs to come out of the Civil Rights era is of a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, while behind her stands a white girl screaming racial epithets, her face twisted in rage. The two girls are now grown women. In 1962, Hazel Bryan Massery tracked down Elizabeth Eckford and apologized, and the two had a public reconciliation in 1997. Journalist David Margolick tells the history of their lives and complicated relationship in his book, Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock.
Finally, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Nora Lupi. We say that every vote counts, come election time. But often, the voices behind those votes are ignored, unless politicians think they represent a powerful constituency. Our youngest voters sometimes feel invisible, but Lupi is twenty-something and politically opinionated – and she’s ready to be heard. Lupi says elected representatives should remember that she and her peers represent the future of the country. [Broadcast Date: August 31, 2012]
Listen to Elizabeth and Hazel by David Margolick.
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