11/27/13 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents looks at the 200 year history of Hanukkah in America. Professor Dianne Ashton looks at how American Jews have been transforming the ancient holiday from a simple occasion into something grand.
11/26/13 - Today’s Topical Currents is with journalist David Laskin, who’s chronicled the amazing divergence of his German Jewish family after the rise of Nazism. One branch emigrated to Palestine and embraced socialism. Another branch went the other way, and came to the US. They founded the famous Maidenform Bra Company. A third family branch chose to stay put in Europe. All of them were exterminated in the Holocaust.