Remembering the life and work of Senator Ted Kennedy

    This has been a week of national mourning as Americans remember Senator Ted Kennedy’s life and impact. Also, back to school and back to work, how to improve education, and are our workplaces changing? In this week’s What Are We Thinking?

    This has been a week of national mourning as Americans remember Senator Ted Kennedy’s life and impact. Also, back to school and back to work, how to improve education, and are our workplaces changing? In this week’s What Are We Thinking? with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Listen:
    [audio: gallup20090828.mp3]

    This week on What Are We Thinking?:

    – Remembering Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.
    As early as February 1969, Gallup asked Americans if they thought “Edward Kennedy wants to be president of the U.S. at some time” and whether they would like to see him win.

    – How does President Barack Obama’s job approval rating today, compares to that of other presidents since World War II at the same time in their presidency?

    – Gallup interviews workers each August about their workplaces…
    Have things changed dramatically in this year of the recession?

    – and much more.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.