Don Gonyea http://www.kunc.org en Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal http://www.kunc.org/post/forget-tea-pot-dome-hardings-love-letters-make-new-steamy-scandal President Warren G. Harding presided over Prohibition, died before completing his first term, and is consistently ranked by historians and the public as one of the worst U.S. presidents.<p>But suddenly he's getting a lot of attention, thanks to a cache of steamy love letters he wrote to a mistress over 15 years. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:50:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 59169 at http://www.kunc.org Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely http://www.kunc.org/post/clockwork-impeachment-talk-surfaces-actions-unlikely When a U.S. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:13:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 58889 at http://www.kunc.org Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes http://www.kunc.org/post/die-hards-fans-still-fill-grids-balls-and-strikes Transcript <p>DON GONYEA, HOST: <p>And before R. A. Dickey headed off to the ballpark, I tossed him one more question about a decades-old baseball ritual - following the game with a pencil and a scorecard - keeping score.<p>R. A. DICKEY: I grew up watching WGN and TBS from my living room and having a scorebook there and, like, keeping score off the television. At the end of it, it's like you've put together this really neat puzzle and woven this story, and you've somehow played a part in it.<p>I'll never forget watching WGN and trying to get Shawon Dunston over 300 for the year. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 58350 at http://www.kunc.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad http://www.kunc.org/post/meet-new-stars-campaign-ads-mom-and-dad It's the summer of a campaign year and once again the airwaves, the Internet, and likely your own Facebook and other social media feeds are full of political ads.<p>In the primaries, we've already seen ads featuring <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EIMkxNhClQ">cartoon turtles</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBNQBx6JOcw">gator wrestling</a>, lots of dogs, horses and, of course, guns — propped against pickup trucks or resting over shoulders.<p>And in one case, there's the candidate <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoXJI4vBns">shooting a drone</a> out of the sky. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 58174 at http://www.kunc.org Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama http://www.kunc.org/post/specter-iraq-haunts-political-life-barack-obama Iraq has long played a major role in President Obama's political life, going back to his earliest days as an Illinois state senator barely known outside of his Chicago district.<p>Obama's early anti-Iraq war stand would become a centerpiece of his first run for the White House, but it's since been a persistent crisis that's been his to manage, despite his every effort to put it behind him.<p>In late 2002, before the Iraq war had begun, then-state Sen. Obama appeared on <em>Public Affairs,</em> a Chicago television program hosted by Jeff Berkowitz. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 57924 at http://www.kunc.org The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama