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Yarmuth: Obama Oath 'Astounding' Moment For U.S.

Tuesday's presidential inauguration will be the first for Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth as a member of the U.S. House.The second-term congressman from Louisville calls the occasion "momentous""When you're talking about overcoming 400 years of racial tensions in this country in one ceremonial moment, I think it's going to be astounding for the country. I'm thrilled to be a part of history," Yarmuth said.Yarmuth was an early supporter of Obama during the presidential campaign.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.