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    Radio: Drone Strikes and Human Rights

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch held a joint news conference to release their two new reports on U.S. drone strikes and other air strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. The…

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    Law and Morality of Interrogation

    John Kiriakou and Steve Kleinman discussed the legal and moral ambiguities of their missions and examined how far the U.S. should go to ensure the safety of its citizens. John Kiriakou…

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    Book Discussion on Israeli and Palestinian Voices

    Cathy Sultan talked about her book Israeli and Palestinian Voices: A Dialogue with Both Sides, published by Scarletta Press. She talked about her quest to understand the Middle East…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Louise Knight was interviewed about her book Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, published by University of Chicago Press.

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    The Big Read

    Mr. Kippen talked about “The Big Read,” a program developed at the National Endowment for the Arts to restore reading to its place in American life. It helps fund…

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    Book Discussion on At Days Close: Night in Times Past

    Mr. Ekirch talked about his book, At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past. He talked about nighttime, primarily in Western Europe from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial…

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    Book Discussion on The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians

    Amy Goodman talked about her book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, published by Hyperion. In her book the author…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Kevin O’Keefe was interviewed about his book The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen, published by PublicAffairs.

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Jeff Biggers was interviewed about his book The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America, published by Shoemaker…

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    Books on the Military Panel

    Authors discussed their war memoirs in a panel titled “At War, At Home: Books on the Military,” which was held at the Barnes and Noble bookstore. br/ Linda Robinson talked about…

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    Virginia Festival of the Book Interview

    Michael Downing was interviewed about his book of social history, Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, published by Shoemaker and Hoard.

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    Women, Family and Work Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the role of women at home and in the workplace. br/ Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, published…

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    Human Rights Report

    William F. Schulz and others released Amnesty International’s 2005 annual report on human rights. The report analyzed the year’s setbacks and advancements for human rights…

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    2004 Human Rights Report

    Officials from Amnesty International gave the organization’s 2004 human rights report at the National Press Club. They talked about human rights abuses around the world,…

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    Ending Violence Against Women

    Amnesty International officials announced the beginning of an international campaign to stop violence against women. Among the specific issues addressed were domestic violence,…

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    Human Rights and the Iraq War

    Mr. Schulz and other officials spoke to reporters about their annual human rights report and the impact of the conflict in Iraq on U.S. foreign policy and human rights…

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    Book Discussion on Fierce Legion of Friends

    Ms. Rabben discussed her book Fierce Legion of Friends, published by the Quixote Center. The book recounts the three hundred-year history of human rights…

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    Human Rights Violations Report

    Mr. Schulz and others talked about an annual report on human rights violations around the globe. Among the topics they addressed were treatment of detainees at the U.S. Naval Base…

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    Human Rights in China

    Mr. Kumar talked about the human rights conditions in China and how President Bush’s current visit there may affect these issues. He specifically talked about Asian…

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