President en 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard <p></p><p><em>Things </em>are important. They help us get places, allow us to sit back and relax, provide entertainment, memories, sustenance, and warmth. I used to vow intense dislike for the word "things" (<em>"It's so vague; what does it mean?!"</em>).&nbsp;But truthfully, things - and the many uses of the word - are important. On today's Word of Mouth, we're exploring a lot of things. Really. From making to eating to growing, things can do so much for us. Hop on the "thing" bandwagon and listen up. As Oprah would say, "<em>You get a new thing! You get a new thing! Yes, you get a new thing!</em>"</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 47123 at 4.21.14: Why We Make Things, Bowling, Fast-Food & Lincoln's Beard J.F.K.: A Second Son Made Into A President <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fifty years after his death, the presidency, and character and memory of John F. Kennedy has been covered and re-covered and burnished in television specials, articles and at least one extraordinary radio special that you’ll be hearing tomorrow on NHPR. With each retrospective comes the revival of the Kennedy myths…pictures of the sprawling family with their giant smiles, privilege…and no holds barred ambition.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:01:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38917 at J.F.K.: A Second Son Made Into A President Constitutional War Powers <p>The Constitution gives Congress the right to declare war and the President to wage it. Yet many presidents have taken military action, without involving lawmakers. President Obama’s recent decision to seek Congressional support for intervention in Syria has renewed debate over when and how we engage our military.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35026 at Constitutional War Powers Joe Nye And The Relevance Of The Presidency <p>In his new book, Harvard University President Joseph Nye analyzes the role of presidential leadership during the rise of American global influence from Theodore Roosevelt - the first president to assert this country’s power on the world stage - to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War during a time when American power reached its zenith.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 30970 at Joe Nye And The Relevance Of The Presidency Life After The Presidency <p>Last week, after a long hiatus from the news cycle, a familiar voice graced the airwaves…President George W. Bush speaking at the opening of his Presidential Library and museum in Texas. The event put Bush on the podium, and back in the limelight after years of relative seclusion.&nbsp; The library’s opening also made for an unusual photo op– all five current and previous living presidents – Jimmy Carter, Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Bush Jr. and Barack Obama – sharing a stage, shoulder to shoulder.&nbsp; Ex-presidents have &nbsp;taken on a number of roles after leaving the oval office throughout American history… here to talk more about life after the oval office is political junkie and NPR political editor <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Ken Rudin</strong></a>, who you can hear Wednesdays on <em>Talk of the Nation</em>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:05:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26558 at Life After The Presidency New Hampshire Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address <p>It’s the first State of the Union of President Obama's second term, and a major opportunity for him to set the agenda for the next four years…from&nbsp;jobs to reviving the economy.&nbsp; But the President will have to bring Congress along with that agenda and that might not be easy. We’ll listen back to parts of the speech, talk about where there may be agreements and&nbsp;what the major roadblocks might be?</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests </strong></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 21761 at New Hampshire Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address The Art of Debate...In High School <p>Tonight the country will get a chance to witness a quadrennial spectacle, the first of three presidential debates. There are many examples of debates that have shifted, even defined Presidential campaigns, sometimes, just because of a memorable turn of phrase.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:34:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14066 at The Art of Debate...In High School The 2012 Veepstakes <p>Many are guessing who Mitt Romney's Vice President choice. Friday on the Exchange we'll look at the pros and cons of those names already thrown out and who you may chose if you were in charge.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 10481 at The 2012 Veepstakes Awesome Kickstarter <p>We talk with Brady Carlson about his awesome Kickstarter project that aims to dig up the history of presidential grave sites.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:43:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8553 at Awesome Kickstarter Live from the White House: Obama Talks About the Health Care Ruling <p>President Obama will talk about the Supreme Court&#39;s decision on the Affordable Care Act at 12:15 p.m. Listen to live coverage on NHPR, watch the address below, or <a href="" target="_blank">here on</a>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="504" scrolling="no" src="" width="593"></iframe></p><p>View the live video stream <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> if you are experiencing difficulties. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:15:38 +0000 NHPR Staff 7776 at Word of Mouth 04.14.2012 <p>A surprising look on men and women at work. A painter cashes in on Obama-hate. A report from Pax East. And the board game revolution.</p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3117 at Word of Mouth 04.14.2012