January 6th texts and recordings, Impact of state travel guides

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Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta

A Washington D.C. reporter shares the latest news about text messages and recordings coming out from the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capital. Then, we hear about government-commissioned travel guides created by writers during the Great Depression.

Featured in this Show

  • Catching up on January 6 news threads

    We talk with a Washington editor about several developing news stories related to the January 6 insurrection, including revelations from audio recordings of House Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

  • What the New Deal's state travel guides can teach us about America

    During the Great Depression, the government hired out of work writers to create travel guides for every state in the country. The result was as much a commentary on democracy as it was a list of sightseeing destinations. We learn about the history of the program and what made it into the books.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Scott Borchert Guest