President Ronald Reagan 100 years:
Next week would be the 100th birthday of former President and Republican favourite Ronald Reagan. His son Ron Reagan shares the name but became quite different from his father. He talks about life inside the home of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the actor, turned governor, turned President of the United States.
Small Business in America:
President Ronald Reagan was a champion of America's small business economy. Today, more than half of all Americans either own, or work for, a small business. Butch and Rita McNinch own Dutch Diner in President Reagan's hometown. They talk about the challenges of, and value in, operating a small business in Tampico, Illinois.
JFK 50 years in Arts:
This month marks the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy's Presidential inauguration. The Washington DC arts centre which carries his name is celebrating that anniversary though a series of special concerts remembering JFK's legacy. The Kennedy Center's Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and Hollywood film star Richard Dreyfuss share their impressions of the work and the man.
Herman Cain Next Republican Up?:
Some people claim that the legacies of both Presidents Reagan and Kennedy have grown larger than life. It might be hard to imagine the beginning stages of their successful careers but for Herman Cain, the beginning is the most exciting part. Cain is seen by many as the under-dog candidate as he aims to be the next Republican (Tea Party) President. He talks to Americana about his hopes to lead the nation as the 45th President of the United States.