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"The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution" (Encore)

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Aired on Thursday, June 18th.

On this episode of ST, we revisit a discussion that first aired back in October. At that time, we spoke with Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. A Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and one of the most prominent historians in the United States, Foner joined us to chat about his then-new book, "The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution." This work -- which was named an Amazon Best Book of 2019, and which will appear in paperback in August -- remains an engaging and timely history of the constitutional changes that essentially built equality into our nation's foundational document. The book also explains and explores how these equality-for-all guarantees have been tried and tested over time.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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