January 22, 2009

President Obama's Inaugural

Marcia Franklin talks with her guests about the significance of President Barack Obama's inaugural. History Professor Steve Shaw of Northwest Nazarene University will analyze Obama's address in the context of other presidential inaugural speeches, and set the stage historically for challenges the new president will face. Yvonne McCoy and Ron Coulter are two African-Americans from Idaho who voted for Obama, but who have differing views on his abilities to lead the country.

The program will include excerpts from the Obama address and inaugural, as well as footage of Idahoans at the event.