The Gist: Steve Inskeep talks Andrew Jackson, the $20 bill, and Cherokee chief John Ross.

Maybe Andrew Jackson Should Move to the Back of the $20 Bill

Maybe Andrew Jackson Should Move to the Back of the $20 Bill

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 1 2015 9:18 PM

What a Cherokee Chief Can Tell Us About Andrew Jackson

NPR host Steve Inskeep examines the complicated story of America’s seventh president through a new lens.

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Close-up of Andrew Jackson on a US twenty dollar bill.
Andrew Jackson on our green has some folks seeing red.

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Today on The Gist, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition talks about the story of two complicated political leaders he chronicles in a new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. In the Spiel, a candid question: “What will you do now that the Patriot Act has been temporarily suspended?”


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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.