Presidents http://kcur.org en Two Hundred Years Of U.S. Presidents And Pop Culture http://kcur.org/post/two-hundred-years-us-presidents-and-pop-culture <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Presidents have been forced to calculate whether they want to be men of the people...or men of somewhat higher understanding.</span></p><p>On this edition of Up to Date Steve Kraske sits down with author Tevi Troy for a look at how popular culture has shaped the presidency. From Jefferson’s grounding in philosophy to Obama’s mastery of Internet culture, they examine who was best, or worst, at navigating a president's need to connect with the average citizen through the culture of the day.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:56:43 +0000 Steve Kraske, Scott Ross & Danie Alexander 59439 at http://kcur.org Two Hundred Years Of U.S. Presidents And Pop Culture Warren G. Harding: America's Least Favorite President http://kcur.org/post/warren-g-harding-americas-least-favorite-president <p>During his presidency, Warren G. Harding was generally well liked among Americans. In contemporary times however, Harding's cronyism and corruption have sent him to the bottom of favorite president lists.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On Thursday's <i>Up to Date</i>, we talk with historian&nbsp;<strong>Phillip Payne</strong> about Harding's upbringing, his ascendancy to power, and the scandals that still plague his image to this day.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:13:28 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 47151 at http://kcur.org Warren G. Harding: America's Least Favorite President A Presidential Bond: Likable Ike & Tricky Dick http://kcur.org/post/presidential-bond-likable-ike-tricky-dick <p></p><p>It was an odd couple who won the 1952 presidential race: Likable Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower and tricky Richard "Dick" Nixon.&nbsp;</p><p>In the second part of Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.or/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>, we’ll take a look at the complicated relationship between the two men with <strong>Jeffrey Frank</strong>, author of <em>Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage</em>.</p><p><strong>Guest: </strong></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43465 at http://kcur.org A Presidential Bond: Likable Ike & Tricky Dick Robert Dallek: Why Some Presidents Succeed http://kcur.org/post/robert-dallek-why-some-presidents-succeed <p>We&rsquo;ve had 45 of them on the job, but only 16 were able to come back. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s something Thomas Jefferson once deemed a &ldquo;splendid misery&rdquo; &hellip;&nbsp; <strong>the U.S. Presidency.</strong></p><p>What are the factors that play into the reputation as a strong or weak leader? &nbsp;How does a president hold onto the public&rsquo;s imagination? Wed, 07 Mar 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 13738 at http://kcur.org Robert Dallek: Why Some Presidents Succeed US Presidents And Congress: How To Succeed In Partisan Politics http://kcur.org/post/us-presidents-and-congress-how-succeed-partisan-politics <p>Barack Obama isn&#39;t the first President in conflict with a Congress run by the opposing party. However, being in that position doesn&#39;t mean nothing gets accomplished. Take it from <strong>Historian of the U.S. Senate Donald Richie</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:50:24 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kathleen Pointer, Danie Alexander & Stephen Steigman 12805 at http://kcur.org US Presidents And Congress: How To Succeed In Partisan Politics