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    Ralph Nader on Campaign 2016

    Ralph Nader talked about his upcoming book, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think, as well as the latest developments in the 2016 presidential election.

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    Q&A with Amy Goodman

    Amy Goodman talked about the influence of corporate media outlets on journalism and American politics. Ms. Goodman has been the host and executive producer of the daily news program, “Democracy Now!,” for the past 20 years. She co-authored a book that looks back at some of the stories and people the show has covered over that period.

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    After Words with Michael Eric Dyson

    Professor Michael Eric Dyson talked about his book The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, in which he looks at the Obama presidency and race in America. He was interviewed by April Ryan, author of The Presidency in Black and White.

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    Book Discussion on Shadow Work

    Craig Lambert talked about his book, Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day, about the work the public does for free that was once done by paid, entry-level workers, including pumping gas, bagging groceries, checking in at the airport, buying stock, and assembling furniture, among others. He said that this kind of “shadow work” has been consuming people’s free time for the past 20 years, and argues that it is an unseen factor in unemployment rates.

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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24 commanders of Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) mobile killing units. They were charged and convicted for murdering more than one million Jews and tens of thousands of others including partisan fighters, physically and mentally disabled persons, and Romani. This event marked the 70th anniversary of International War Crimes Trials that began in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, 1945.

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    Book Discussion on Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer.

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    Book Discussion on Hoover's War on Gays

    Douglas Charles talked about his book, Hoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” Program. Between 1930 and the mid-1970s, the FBI accumulated more than 330,000 pages on so-called “sex deviates,” but these files were destroyed in 1977-1978. Professor Charles talked about his research into the history of the program and the public and official perception of gays during Hoover’s time at the FBI.

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    Inequality in America

    Katrina Vanden Heuval, Robert Reich, Van Jones, and others talked about inequality in America. Among the topics they covered were voter turnout, wealth distribution, the 2016 presidential candidates the educational system, and campaign finance.

    This event was held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of The Nation magazine.