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The Historical Evolution of U.S. Presidents and Their Advisors

Matt Wade

The rapid turnover of President Trump’s White House staff and cabinet members shows no sign of slowing down.

On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer and guests, presidential historian Tim Walch and political scientist Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa, talk about past presidents and their closest advisors throughout history.

They examine what a president’s choice of staff and cabinet says about that particular president, as well as how the team of advisors closest to a president can change over time.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River