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Monday Rundown: Silent Cal and Other Presidential Tales

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These topics air Monday February 16, 2015 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. 

Lincoln Gallery

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie is now home to a collection of 100 photos of President Abraham Lincoln. Opening today we’ll get a preview of this collection from Margaret J. Forbes, Executive Director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

Silent Cal

What can you say about a man known for saying very little? Our guest New York Times bestselling author and journalist Amity Shlaes has quite a bit to say. She joins us for a look at the nation’s 30th president, Calvin Coolidge and we’ll even hear from Silent Cal himself.

Hail to the Chief

We’re all familiar with the tune "Hail to the Chief," as the President’s anthem. But what are the origins of the song? We’ll discover the history behind the president’s theme song with Deane Root, professor and curator for the Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt

The 2009 “beer summit” was probably the most famous pouring of alcohol at the White House in recent years. But, what were the drinking habits of our past commanders in chief? We’ll pose that question to journalist Mark Will-Weber author of the book, "Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking.” 

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