President Trump's First State of the Union Address

Jan 30, 2018

We take a look at the speech itself  -- the tone and the major topics, such as infrastructure, immigration, and national security.  

 

GUESTS:  

  • Chris Galdieri - Associate professor of politics at Saint Anselm College, specializing in presidential politics. 
  • Wayne Lesperance -  Professor of political science and Dean of undergraduate programs at New England College, where he is also head of the Center for Civic Engagement.  His books include The Rise of the Islamic State, and he is a contributing writer in a forthcoming book on Obama's foreign policy.

Listen to this Civics 101 podcast on how the State of the Union has changed since George Washington delivered the very first one to a joint session of Congress in 1790.