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Dec 20, 2019

For many, the holidays are a time to be with family and friends, decorate trees, and send out cards to loved ones. Things weren’t much different in the early 1960s - though in the midst of the Cold War, there were concerns about Santa Claus’s safety during nuclear testing. We sat down with archivists...


Dec 5, 2019

The environment and climate change have become household issues in the 2020 Presidential Election, but in 1960, the issue did not have the same sense of urgency. Still, President John F. Kennedy had a strong affection for the environment and its protection. In this episode, we look at some of President Kennedy's...


Nov 15, 2019

If you picture President Kennedy, you might imagine him sailing confidently on the sea, or charming visiting heads of state, or tackling questions from the press. But below that cool exterior, JFK was actually kind of a nerd. We speak with JFK Library archivist Stacey Chandler to get a closer look at the man behind the...


Nov 1, 2019

Meet the JFK Library’s new curator Janice Hodson, as she discusses her background, how she found herself at the JFK Library, and a sneak peak at a new exhibit next spring. As a special treat (no tricks!), we will also revisit a Halloween story from the Kennedy White House.


Oct 17, 2019

40 years after the opening of the JFK Library, we speak with its first two directors, Dan Fenn and Chuck Daly, as they recall the events that led up to the Library’s dedication and their work establishing its mission. We will also speak with current Library Director Alan Price about his vision for the future of the...