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The Legacy of President Obama


On the occasion of President Obama delivering his final State of the Union address this evening, historians and political scientists discuss the president's potential legacy.

Guests: Andrew Rudalevige, Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, Bowdoin College
  James Thurber, Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. He is author of numerous books. His most recent book is American Gridlock: The Sources, Character and Impact of Political Polarization.
  Glenn Cummings, USM's President.  Glenn served in President Obama's Education Dept as a Deputy Secretary. He was also a former Speaker of the Maine House.

Keith grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.