The Humanities

Apr 27, 2011

Jim Leach says the humanities “expand understanding of human nature and the human condition.” 

Leach is a former congressman and champion collegiate wrestler.  Both of these life skills come in handy as he navigates federal funding in his role as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Leach is touring all 50 states to talk about the role the humanities play in our daily lives.  He was recently in Connecticut, and came to our Hartford studios.

Today, Where We Live, we’ll talk to Leach about what cuts to the NEH will really mean; about Google and the role of humanities in a digital world; and he’ll make the case for “historical perspective” as we approach the problems of today.