On this date in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered perhaps the most iconic speech in the history of the nation, the Gettysburg Address. Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland wrote an op-ed piece in today's Deseret News breaking down the language Lincoln used in the address.
Guest Alert: Holland will join Rod today at 6:05 to discuss the Gettysburg Address.
You can read Holland's piece in the Deseret News here:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a faux-pas heard around the education world Friday when he said it was "white suburban moms" who are rebelling against Common Core because they've realized "their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were." Duncan apologized on Monday, but not before pondering if people really do want higher standards for the nation's children.
Guest Alert: Rod will get reaction on Duncan's statement from Jamie Gass, Director for the Center for School Reform, today at 6:35 pm.
You can read more about Duncan's statement in POLITICO here:
The video is tearing it up around the country today. Watch this 5 minute presentation from a high school student in Tennessee against his school district implementing Common Core. This is a very powerful and to the point message about the federally/state imposed standards on our schools.
TALK TOPIC ALERT: Rod will get your reaction to the student's comments at 5:20pm.
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An Associated Press report this week shows that the push for green energy in certain parts of the country has been especially damaging to the environment.
Guest Alert: Dan Simmons of the Institute for Energy Research will join Rod today at 4:20 pm to explain how and where the damage occurred.
You can read the Associated Press story here:
President Barack Obama today offered an opportunity for those whose insurance was canceled to renew their old policies, and he said they will have a year to do so. But is that enough to fix the issue?
Guest Alert: Rod will speak with Utah Senator Mike Lee and 4:05 pm, and with Congressman Jim Matheson at 4:35 pm to get their thoughts on Obama's statement today. He will also get the thoughts of James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute at 5:20 pm.
You can read more about it from Fox News.
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Several Utah lawmakers says parents should be held more accountable for their role in a child's education and are now discussing how to make that happen.
Guest Alert: Representative Jack Draxler joins Rod today at 5:20 pm to discuss the situation, including possible sanctions for parents who aren't doing their part.
You can read more about the subject in the Standard Examiner here:
One Staten Island conservative says they have, despite her repeated attempts at getting Republicans to take the voters in her district seriously.
Guest Alert: Alicia Colon of American Thinker joins Rod at 4:35 pm today to discuss her column, which you can read here:
President Reagan's Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day at Point-du-Hoc - 6/6/84.