Amos Lee Performs, Montco Train Derailment, The First Lady of World War II

Philly native musician Amos Lee plays live. Plus, the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's secret journey during WWII. Also get the latest on the Montgomery County train derailment.

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Amos Lee performing

Amos Lee performs during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Monday morning, a freight train derailed in Montgomery County, prompting a precautionary evacuation in the area. WHYY suburban reporter Kenny Cooper provides us with an update on the derailment in Montgomery County.

Singer-songwriter and Philly native Amos Lee was a second-grade teacher before opening for artists like Bob Dylan and Adele and becoming a star. He joins us to perform live and talk about his upcoming show with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center.

Follow WHYY on social media and enter to win 2 tickets to see Amos Lee at the Mann Center on Thursday.

An unusual and dangerous trip to the Pacific Theater. We hear from Shannon McKenna Schmidt, a New Jersey author, who tells the story of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her secret journey to visit the US troops at the front during World War II. The book The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back is out now.

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