Backstory

News & Information: Sat • 2pm-3pm
  • Hosted by Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh

A program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present.

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Changes afoot for 2017

JPR will be changing a couple of programs on the News & Information Service at the beginning of January. Both Backstory and America's Test Kitchen are ending production at the conclusion of the 2016.