Odds are when you hear the words "Social Security," they're generally followed by some opinion on how "broken" the system is and how you should be very afraid to reach a ripe old age.
Well, today, you can find out the deal with the New Deal-era program. Marc Johnson, professor, lecturer and aficionado of the era's politics, will speak about how and why Social Security got started and what all the hubub in today's society is about.
His lecture, The Origins of Social Security, begins at 7 p.m. and is slated to wrap up at 8:30 p.m. The FREE talk will take place in the Hayes Auditorium of the Boise Public Library's downtown branch. So if you're sick of feeling like the political dummy at dinner parties or are finally getting around to your New Year's resolution of becoming a more-engaged citizen, go check it out.