Reports indicate that when Barack Obama’s memoir is released on Tuesday, it will be the literary event of the year. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster explores the history of the presidential memoir, how it’s simultaneously so popular and yet so criticized, and how this release could be the most significant of all.
The results this weekend have us all wondering when, or even if President Trump will concede the election. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster traces the history of concessions in the U.S. and he explores why during particularly charged elections they can come to mean so much.
The way our votes are counted has changed quite a bit over the years, and this year is no different with the massive turn to absentee ballots. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster digs into the history of vote-counting, the wild methods used centuries ago and how advancements in access and technology still leave […]
Election day is right around the corner and as a swing state, Wisconsin expects to be a deciding voice in the election results. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster looks at some of the myths and mystique around swing states in this country, and he explains why our very own state might be […]
The newly founded National Independent Venue Association is hosting a virtual music festival this weekend to help save what’s often an overlooked aspect of the music industry: independent concert venues. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster looks into NIVA’s founding, the dire conditions that live music and its venues continue to struggle through, […]
This weekend President Trump announced his nomination to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, a move that’s angered Democrats both because of the timing of the decision and the conservative shift that now seems to be looming. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster looks into the history of the supreme court nomination […]