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    Book Discussion on Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

    Professor Stephen Prothero talked about his book Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson’s Heresies to Gay…

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    Book Discussion on The Art of Stillness

    Pico Iyer talked about his book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere, about his unique quest to "do nothing". Having traveled the globe from Cuba to Kathmandu and Easter…

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    Book Discussion on Shadow Work

    Craig Lambert talked about his book, Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day, about the work the public does for free that was once done by paid, entry-level workers,…

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    Book Discussion on The Evolution of Everything

    Matt Ridley talked about his book The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge, in which he investigates whether the theory of evolution applies to human society, particularly in terms…

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    Book Discussion on Lactivism

    Professor Courtney Jung talked about her book Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad…

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    Book Discussion on Reclaiming Conversation

    Professor Sherry Turkle talked about her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, in which she examines the impact of the digital age on traditional conversation.…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) delivered the weekly Republican address. He delivered a holiday message on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2015.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is the American Dream Still Attainable?” The telephone lines were divided by yes, no, and…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is the American Dream Still Attainable?” The telephone lines were divided by yes, no, and…

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    Tour of White House Christmas Decorations

    Scenes were shown of the 2015 White House Christmas decorations.

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    White House Christmas Decorations

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military members and their families to the White House for a look at the holiday decorations. During her remarks, Mrs. Obama expressed the…

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    American Regionalism and Politics

    Colin Woodard, author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, spoke about the history of regionalism and cultural conflict in America. He…

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    Book Discussion on Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims…

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    History of the Smiley Face Symbol

    Charles Ball talked about the history of the Smiley Face symbol. In 1963, the original version of the Smiley Face symbol was created in Worcester, Massachusetts, by Charles…

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    Book Discussion on The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

    Jim Dempsey talked about his book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer, about the life of the editor of The Dial, a magazine featuring the work of transcendentalists and modernists in the…

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    Diversity in Preservation

    Leaders of minority organizations, such as the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, talked about the importance of bringing diverse perspectives into historic preservation. They spoke…

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    1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival

    Tim Thomas talked about the history and impact of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. The festival, a three-day concert held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, is considered…

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    Book Discussion on The Witch of Lime Street

    David Jaher talked about his book, The Witch of Lime Street, in which he recalls how, in the early 20th century, American’s became fascinated with Spiritualism, a belief based on…

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    Panel Discussion on the American West

    Sally Denton, William Fox, Mary Sojourner, Michael Green, and Geoff Schumacher participated in a panel discussion on the American West.

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    National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    President Obama delivered remarks commemorating the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree at the lighting ceremony at the Ellipse. First lady Michelle Obama and Miss Piggy read “A…

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