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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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    Q&A with Ron Chernow

    Ron Chernow talked about his 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton, which was adapted into the Broadway musical Hamilton.

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    Q&A with Sally Denton

    Sally Denton talked about her book, The Profiteers, which looks at the Bechtel Corporation, the largest civil engineering company in the United States. To read the Bechtel Corporation statement on this program, see more information on this program below.

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    Q&A with Mary Sarah Bilder

    Boston College Law School Professor Mary Sarah Bilder talked about her book, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, in which she examines the notes James Madison took during and after the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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    Q&A with U.S. Senate Youth Program

    High school students from the U.S. Senate Youth Program talked about their participation in a week-long government and leadership education program. One hundred four students were selected from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity program. 

    The Senate Youth Program was created in 1962, has had over 5,000 participants, and is privately funded by the Hearst Foundations. Participants generally rank academically in the top one percent of their states. In addition, they must show outstanding leadership abilities and a strong commitment to public service. Delegates receive a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship.

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    Q&A with Robert Gordon

    Robert Gordon talked about his book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, in which he looks at the growth in the American standard of living between 1870 and 1970 and whether it will ever be seen again.