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    Book Discussion on America's Bank

    Roger Lowenstein talked about his book America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, in which he looks at the creation of America’s central bank, the Federal…

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    Book Discussion on Harness the Sun

    Philip Warburg talked about his book Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future, in which he examines why more people are opting to go with solar power, the impact on…

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    Book Discussion on The Master Algorithm

    Professor Pedro Domingos talked about his book The Master Algorithm, in which he says technology is close to achieving the ultimate learning algorithm that is capable of discovering any…

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    Technology and Civil Liberties

    Data security and technology policy experts discussed what data was being collected online about individuals and how it is related to privacy and civil liberties. Topics included…

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    Life of Lillian Carter

    Grant Hayter-Menzies talks about the life of Lillian Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s mother. His book, Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life, documents her work as a nurse in…

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    Book Discussion on Rise of the Robots

    Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford…

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    Debate on Public Employee Unions

    Daniel DiSalvo and Michael McCann debated the issue of public sector labor unions. Professor DiSalvo is the author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power & its Consequences,…

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    Book Discussion on The Sixth Extinction

    Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred…

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    Book Discussion on The Society for Useful Knowledge

    Jonathan Lyons talked about his book, The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America, in which he recounts the introduction of the…

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    Book Discussion on Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

    Science writer Annalee Newitz talked about her book, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, in which she recounts the mass extinctions that have taken…

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    Book Discussion on Lady at the O.K. Corral

    Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, in which she recounts the life of Josephine Marcus Earp (1860-1944), the common-law…

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    Book Discussion on Taps on the Walls

    Retired Major General John Borling talked about his book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences and the poetry he composed and kept memorized…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Pharma

    Dr. Ben Goldacre talked about his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, in which he discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the…

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    American Women in Environmental History

    Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American environmental history, from the nineteenth century journeys across the prairies to the…

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    Book Discussion on Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse

    Calvin Trillin. staff writer for The New Yorker and The Nation's “deadline poet,” talked about his book, Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse, in which he…

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    Debt Crises and World Economy

    Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global…

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    Book Discussion on The Making of Global Capitalism

    Professors Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin talked about their book, The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, in which they argue that since WWII the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Life After Death

    Author Damien Echols talked about his book, Life After Death, in which he recalls his arrest, incarceration, and eventual release for the murder of three, eight-year old boys in 1993.…

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    Book Discussion on Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

    Andrew Blum reports on the physical components and locales that allow the Internet to function throughout the world. The author visits numerous sites, from data centers for Microsoft,…

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    Jonathan Gruber on Mitt Romney and Health Care Reform

    Jonathan Gruber, who served as an adviser for both the Massachusetts and national health care reform bills, talked about the history, current state, and future of health care in the U.S. He…

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