Month: June 2021

Radio took center stage in the 1930s. Sixty percent of American households had one as their main source of news and entertainment. Thanks to radio, a rabble-rousing Catholic priest grew famous in the ’30s championing anti-war isolationism. At its peak, the broadcasts of Father Charles Coughlin reached ninety million listeners a week, according to The… Read more »

My father was in his 70s when he gave me a cardboard box filled with faded letters and two worn journals. Only after he died a few years later did I read them and discover a mystery: His World War II letters to my mother told one story. His private journals told another. As far… Read more »