Update: Waterfront Wednesday Shortened

WFPL’s sister station, WFPK, has announced that tonight’s Waterfront Wednesday will begin early at 5:45, and sets will be shortened to ensure that the concert finished by 8:30 PM. The city has mandated that the concert end by 8:30 PM. Last month’s Waterfront Wednesday was cancelled due to flooding and severe weather. “Waterfront Wednesday is […]

Tecumseh, Native America and the other American Dream

Tecumseh, for many of us it’s a name that conjures up images of wide prairies, long headdress, old Westerns on a Saturday afternoon. But Tecumseh was a man with a vision, and his vision was a united Native American nation. Along with his brother, Tenskwatawa “the Prophet”, Tecumseh managed to form a confederacy of several tribes and fought passionately for their beliefs.

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Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation

You can’t spend a dollar without seeing his portrait or wave a flag without knowing what they stood for. George Washington and the Founding Fathers are the most famous men of American history, but what about the unsung heroes of the American Revolution? In his new book “Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation,” Ray Raphael addresses the roles lesser known figures played in the development of our country.

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The Role of Dissent in Islam and America

It’s funny, dissent; there are times when expressing disagreement with our leaders seems very patriot or noble, and yet there are other times when it is seen as disloyal and subversive. And the more fundamental a society becomes, the less dissent is tolerated, but the more it seems to be needed. And lest we think this just happens in Islamic countries, let’s take a good look at America’s tolerance for dissent in the past couple of years.

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