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    Morality in 19th Century Literature

    Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen examines antebellum morality through literature of the time, with a particular focus on Moby Dick. She talked about how authors such as Herman Melville…

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    Book Discussion on Do Unto Animals and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

    Tracey Stewart, author of Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better, and Gene Baur, author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The…

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    Book Discussion on Daring and Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

    Gail Sheehy, author of Daring: My Passages: A Memoir, and Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life, talked about their book.

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    Charles Robb and Lynda Johnson Robb on Life in Public Service

    Former Governor Charles Robb (D-VA) and Lynda Johnson Robb, his wife and the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about life in public service and their memories of the Vietnam…

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    Book Discussion on Preservation and Purpose

    Demetrius Minor talked about his book Preservation and Purpose: The Making of a Young Millennial, A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics, in which he argues that millennials should take…

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    Book Discussion on The Work

    Wes Moore talked about his book, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters. He spoke in the Literary Salon at the 20th annual Baltimore Book Festival.

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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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    Physician Assisted Suicide Laws

    Mickey MacIntyre and Kelly Buckland talked about laws in several states allowing medical professionals to assist patients who choose to end their lives when faced with a terminal disease.

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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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses 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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