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    Clinton Adminstration Foreign Policy

    Former members of the Clinton administration talked about the president’s foreign policy strategy and achievements. They spoke about the president’s response to events in…

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    Q&A with Dr. Frances Jensen

    Neuroscientist Dr. Frances Jensen talked about her book The Teenage Brain, the most recent work in the study of the human brain, adolescent development, and the issues of alcohol and drug…

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    Book Discussion on The Moral Arc

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, in which he discusses how science has influenced the way we…

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    Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

    The National Park Service hosted a ceremony commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. The event took place at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in…

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    Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Kevin Patti gave a tour of the former Red Cross headquarters in Glen Echo, Maryland, and talked about the life and leadership of Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross in 1881. In…

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    New Books Being Published

    A list of new books being released the week of February 3, 2014 was shown.

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    Historians as Public Figures

    Panelists talked about the various ways historians are seen as public figures. They recounted their own experiences and discussed the changes in how history is consumed by the…

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    In Depth with Walter Isaacson

    Walter Isaacson talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, Kissinger, and The Innovators. He also responded to viewer comments and…

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    1943 Film Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

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    U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

    James Smith talked about his recent trip with President Obama to Saudi Arabia to pay respect after the death of King Abdullah, and his meeting with the new leader, King Salman. He also…

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    Minimum Wage and the State of Labor Unions

    Richard Trumka talked about the AFL-CIO’s recent wage summit and the broader issue of the minimum wage. He also reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address and…

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    Affordable Care Act

    Philip Klein talked about how congressional Republicans will tackle the Affordable Care Act and potential legislative alternatives to current federal health coverage. Due to technical…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal that includes increases in spending and taxes. Jonathan Allen, speaking by…

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    1967 Newsreel on 1967 Chicago Blizzard

    This film is a portion of a January 31, 1967, newsreel depicting the “worst blizzard to hit Chicago in 18 years.”

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    Book Discussion on Once Upon a Revolution

    Thanassis Cambanis talked about his book Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story, in which he chronicles the 2011 Egyptian revolution through the stories of two of its revolutionary…

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    After Words with April Ryan

    April Ryan talked about her book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, in which she recounts her over twenty-five year career in…

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    History of Dupont Circle

    Stephen Hansen talked about the history of Dupont Circile, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most famous neighborhoods. Mr. Hansen spoke about how and why wealthy, fashionable families…

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    Book Discussion on Right of Boom

    Benjamin Schwartz talked about his book, Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism, about what would happen if a nuclear bomb of unknown origin were to explode in Washington, D.C.…

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    Post-World War I and Modernism

    Professor Charles Holden talked about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the “Red Scare,” and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the…

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