United States Reinstates Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Imports From Canada, Mexico, And The EU, Book Shares Stories From Freedom Riders, How To Grill Anything You Can Imagine

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A mob beats Freedom Riders in Birmingham, Alabama. This picture was reclaimed by the FBI from a local journalist who also was beaten and whose camera was smashed. May 1961.
By Unknown journalist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A professor from UW-Eau Claire has published a book about the lives of the freedom riders of 1961 after meeting the individual riders and retracing the historic route. We find out more about the protests against segregation on buses from the author. We also talk to the chef behind a grilling cookbook to get the most flavor out of meats and creatively grill vegetables. Additionally, we take a look at a top news story.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Mark Copelovitch Guest
  • B.J. Hollars Guest
  • Steven Raichlen Guest

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