Rome in a Day

Clay is back in the barn again today to speak with David for this 1776 Club broadcast. Rome wasn't built in a day — but now, as Clay tells us after his flight, you can get from Rome to Bismarck, ND in less than 24 hours. Clay talks about his history in radio (including commercial radio) and the stack of "750,000" tapes in his basement that contain his early days on the air. So, Citizens of the 1776 Club, what do you think? Should we unearth this archive? 

Also discussed are comments and questions from 1776 Club member Nathan C. Potter, including remarks regarding Annette Gordon-Reed and her new book, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

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Original photo of the Pantheon by Anthony M. from Rome, Italy (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.