Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous Cold War speech in Berlin, West Germany.
That same week he visited Ireland, home of his ancestors who came to Boston during the potato famine in the late 1840s.
The visit marked one of the personal high points of his presidency.
“For people in Ireland, this was an important moment that this young man of Irish heritage, the first sitting president of the United States to visit Ireland, was here among them,”
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
In the early 1980s, Nelson Mandela’s name was virtually unknown in the United States. In fact, it was Steve Biko, who first put the struggles of black South Africans into public consciousness in the U.S.9 Comments | more »
As the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting approaches, we check in with former astronaut Mark Kelly, who lobbies for responsible gun ownership with his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords.16 Comments | more »
Residents have decided not to hold a public commemoration to mark the first anniversary this coming Saturday of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.3 Comments | more »