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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Way

    Bob Herbert talked about his book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, in which he profiles people he met along his journey across the U.S. following the end of his…

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    Book Discussion on Refrigerator Rights

    Professor Glenn Sparks talked about the book he co-wrote, Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships, about how social and technological changes disrupt personal…

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    Book Discussion on Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. br/ He spoke at…

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    In Depth with Arthur Brooks

    American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.  br/ Mr. Brooks is the…

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    Book Discussion on Forks

    Allan Karl talked about his book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. The book, part travelogue, part photo…

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    Dr Pepper Museum

    Executive Director Jack McKinney gave a tour of the Dr Pepper Museum and talked about the soft drink that was invented in Waco, Texas, in 1885. In 1891, the creators of the drink started…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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    First Ladies' Fashions

    Panelists talked about the ways first ladies' fashions have shaped their identities and public personas. "Project Runway" co-host Tim Gunn moderated. Joining the panel wass Lisa…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator-Elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered the weekly Republican address. He looked back on the history of Thanksgiving, from the Pilgrims at Plymouth, to the Civil War, to Pearl…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address on Thanksgiving Day. He reflected on the history of the country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many…

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    National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    At an annual White House event, President Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. He made remarks about national gratitude. He also made jocular remarks about topics such as…

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    Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

    John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American…

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    White House Halloween Festivities

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local schoolchildren and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the South Portico of the White House.

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    Modernizing the Home and Workplace

    Sarah Igo talked about the societal shift that occurred during the early 20th century as modernization impacted businesses and households. Professor Igo focused on the literary works…

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    Material Culture of the Colonial South

    Ronald Hurst talked about how what people imported, made, and used in the colonial American South was often influenced by their ethnicity and religion. He spoke about how furniture,…

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    Panel Discussion on Southern Identity

    Blain Roberts, author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South and Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of The Edible South: The Power of Food and the…

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    Book Discussion on Auto Biography

    Earl Swift talked about his book, Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. br/ He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014…

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    1939 Documentary The City

    This 1939 documentary argued that modern cities had become unhealthy and that planned communities more like pre-industrial small-town America were preferable. The film was produced for…

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    Jazz Age New York

    Donald Miller talks about Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s, including its growth from an urban backwater to a capital of culture and the people who made it…

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    Minnesota History Center Toys Exhibit

    Adam Scher talked about toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and explained how they reflect changes in society. He also spoke about what toys reveal about gender roles and…

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