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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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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “What are the causes and solutions for violence in society?”

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “should everybody get a trophy?”

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    Endangered Species and Big Game Hunting

    Jeff Kerr talked about the big game hunting industry and its impact on wildlife populations following the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

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    Book Discussion on Why Not Jail?

    Profesor Rena Steinzor talked about her book Why Not Jail: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction, in which she talks about white collar crime and how these…

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    Book Discussion on The Happiness Industry

    Will Davies talked his book, The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being, about the increasing importance that governments and businesses are giving to…

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    Book Discussion on In Defense of Selfishness

    Peter Schwartz talks about his book In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust and Destructive, in which he explains the rationale for self-interest and…

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    Book Discussion on The Most Good You Can Do

    Peter Singer talked about his book The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, in which he argues that society is entering an age in which…

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    Mike DeBonis on Dennis Hastert Arraignment

    Mike DeBonis talked about former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) first court appearance on charges of allegedly lying to the FBI and structuring large cash withdrawals in…

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    Charges Against Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Chicago Sun-Times federal courts reporter Jon Seidel reported by telephone about former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) indictment on charges of allegedly lying to the FBI and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics and on the issue of whether contributions by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos to the…

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    American Exceptionalism

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talked about the influence of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln on his life in politics and his belief in American…

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    Book Discussion on Fundraiser A

    Robert Blagojevich talked about his book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice, about being prosecuted along with his brother, former Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL),, and the…

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    Book Discussion on The Road to Character

    David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where character comes from and how it is shaped. He argues that in our modern culture of achievement,…

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    Book Discussion on Admirable Evasions

    Theodore Dalrymple talked about his book, Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality, in which he takes a critical look at the field of psychology and argues that modern day…

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    Book Discussion on Democracy in the Dark

    Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy, about the debate over secrecy and transparency in the U.S. government. In his…

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    After Words with Colman McCarthy

    Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy…

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    Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P. George

    Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of the more divisive political issues of the day. While on opposite ends of the political…

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    Book Discussion on So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson talked about his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, about public shaming in the Internet age and its impact on the lives of people who have been targeted.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the relationship between social media and public shaming.  Video clips were shown of a book discussion with Jon Ronson, author of So…

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