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    Book Discussion on Brazil's Dance with the Devil

    Dave Zirin talked about his book, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, in which he looks at the politics and economics behind…

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    Book Discussion on A Dream Foreclosed

    Journalist Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and…

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    Eleanor Holmes Norton and Taylor Branch on Civil Rights

    Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked with Taylor Branch, author of The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, about key moments in the civil rights movement. They…

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    Book Discussion on The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority

    Lori Wallach, co-author of The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority, talked about her book, and co-author Todd Tucker explore how the process of creating U.S. trade agreements has…

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    Book Discussion on If You Knew Me You Would Care

    Zainab Salbi talked about her book, If You Knew Me You Would Care, in which she profiles women who have lived through war and other horrors. For the book, she interviewed women in…

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    Book Discussion on The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

    Peter Dreier talked about his book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, in which he profiles a collection of Americans who championed social and…

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    Book Discussion on A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola

    Ricardo Cortes talked about his book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola, in which he chronicles attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the U.S. and around the…

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    Book Discussion on Billionaires and Ballot Bandits

    Author Greg Palast discussed his book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, in which he examines the financial supporters of Super-PACs and how their…

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    Book Discussion on The Seventeen Solutions

    Ralph Nader, author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, presented his thoughts on America’s economic and sociopolitical landscape and spoke about seventeen…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Pension

    Eric Laursen talked about the debate over Social Security since the early 1980s and argued that in order to preserve the decades-old support system it may be necessary to remove it from the…

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    Book Discussion on So Rich, So Poor

    Peter Edelman talked about why the U.S. economy produces great wealth and great poverty at the same time and offered suggestions on how to improve the condition of the tens of millions of…

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    Book Discussion on Multiplication Is for White People

    Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the proliferation of charter schools, have failed to assist African-American students and…

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    Book Discussion on A Single Roll of the Dice

    Trita Parsi looks at the Obama administration’s diplomacy toward Iran over the past three years and argues that domestic politics in both countries have negatively impacted the…

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    Book Discussion on Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader presents his thoughts on what he considers is the misbehavior of national and international corporations. Mr. Nader examines numerous big businesses…

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    Book Discussion on Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

    Robert Moses, civil rights leader and education activist, presents a collection of essays that proposes a quality education for all children be a constitutional right. The book was…

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    Book Discussion on Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

    Toure explores what it means to be African-American in the United States today. For his book the author spoke with over 100 African Americans from Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates…

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    Book Discussion on Apocalypse Never

    Tad Daley argued for the need to abolish nuclear weapons and outlined a strategy to accomplish it. A reading was done of testimony from a survivor of atmospheric…

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    Book Discussion on The Speech

    Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont discussed his eight and a half hour speech that he delivered on the Senate floor on December 10, 2010. In the speech, Senator Sanders was…

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    Book Discussion on Black Tide

    Antonia Juhasz talked about the April 20, 2010, explosion and subsequent fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig, which killed 11 men and released millions of barrels of oil into the…

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    Book Discussion on The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

    Labor journalist Steve Early examines the current organizing strategies and structures of many labor unions in the United States. He also reports on the internal conflicts that marked…

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