Jan 11, 2017
In this podcast episode, we feature the inaugural speech by President Kennedy in 1961. As I record this podcast episode, President Obama has just given his last speech as president in Chicago where he reminded the audience that was where his public service began. In a week, President-Elect Trump will give his first speech as the next U.S. President. It seemed appropriate to go back to one of the most remembered speeches by a new president. There was much more to President Kennedy’s speech than the often-quoted “Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” He reminded the listeners that even though they were living in the high point of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, there were alternatives to war and opportunities to bring prosperity to all the earth’s people.