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    Book Discussion on Acid Test

    Tom Shroder talked about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, in which he recounts the creation of psychedelic drugs, specifically LSD and Ecstasy (MDMA), and their use…

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    Book Discussion on Superintelligence

    Nick Bostrom talked about his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, in which he posits a future in which machines are more intelligent than humans and questions whether…

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    1963 Interview with Malcolm X

    Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X was interviewed by sociology graduate student Herman Blake and professor John Leggett. Malcolm X argued against racial integration and discussed the…

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    Senator Paul on Government Surveillance and Privacy

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about about the National Security Agency (NSA) and privacy. He criticized the U.S. intelligence community, saying it was “drunk with power.”…

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    Conservative Women and Politics

    Professor Ronnee Schreiber spoke about the role of conservative women in politics. She delivered a research presentation which explored how conservative women leaders negotiate the…

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    University of California, Berkeley, Commencement Address

    Steve Wozniak gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California, Berkeley. He talked about his formula for a happy life.

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    University of California, Berkeley Law School Commencement Address

    Attorney General Eric Holder gave the commencement address in the Hearst Greek Theatre to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of…

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    2012 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the 33rd annual American Book Awards, held at the University of California at Berkeley. Poet Eugene B. Redmond was given the Lifetime…

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    Book Discussion on Subversives

    Author Seth Rosenfeld, former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner, talked about his book, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals,…

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    University of California, Berkeley Commencement Address

    Eric Schmidt gave the commencement address to the graduating students of the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Ballistic Missile Defense

    Participants spoke about U.S. ballistic missile defenses and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Among the topics they addressed were the current nature of the nuclear threat, future…

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    2011 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented their 32nd annual American Book Awards. Dennis and Gregory Williams accepted a Lifetime Achievement award for their father, John A.…

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    National Security Reporting

    James Risen talked about prosecutions of reporters and others involved in the leak and publishing of national security information. He had refused to testify before two grand juries…

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    Book Discussion on Guantanamo and Its Aftermath

    Human rights experts released their report Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Detainees, published by the Human Rights Center of…

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    Future of Mortgage Finance

    Speaking the day after reports showed that the nation’s economic output had shrunk by 0.3 percent, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about the future of mortgage finance…

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    Book Discussion on Rogue Economics

    Loretta Napoleoni wrote Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality. Her book focused on the effects of illegal and corrupt actions in shaping the global economy. The book was…

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    2007 Farm Bill

    Michael Pollan moderated a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill being debated in Congress. Among the topics addressed were federal agriculture policy, labor and immigration issues,…

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    James Baldwin Speech

    In this 1979 speech Mr. Baldwin talked about being a black writer, about the civil rights movement, and other topics.

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    U.S. Role in the World

    John Micklethwait, the newly appointed editor of The Economist, talked with Orville Schell about the direction he is taking the magazine, and about America’s role in the…

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    Book Discussion on Indians in Unexpected Places

    Philip Deloria talked about his book Indians in Unexpected Places, published by University Press of Kansas. He described how American Indians have been depicted in U.S. newspapers,…

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