February 16th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the relevancy of the NAACP, and your vote for favorite president. In our second hour, your leisure time on a recession, and Martha Washington's revamped image.
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February 16th Show

Happy President's Day. Lynn Neary is our guest host on the show for the next two weeks. And here's a very quick peek at our show today:

The NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) turns 100, and some have questioned its relevancy in moden times. In our first hour, we'll look at the NAACP's history and the direction the organization is now headed. Then at the end of the hour, we'll ask you to celebrate President's Day with your vote for your favorite president.

In our second hour, we'll continue our series, "Your life in a recession" with a look at your leisure time in a recession. Which book, movie, or TV show is helping you get through these tough economic times? Then, an historian will take a fresh take on Martha Washington. Turns out she may have been the Carrie Bradshaw fashionista of her day!