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    High-Frequency Trading

    Roben Farzad talked about the practice of high-frequency trading, which involves using advanced computer algorithms and ultra-high speed data networks to execute…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American…

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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    Emergency Presidential Powers

    Chris Edelson talked about his book his new book, Emergency Presidential Power. In the book he examines how U.S. presidents have tested and pushed the limits of their emergency powers, from…

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    2013 in Review with Hedrick Smith

    Hedrick Smith listed his picks for the top news stories of 2013. He cited income inequality as his top underreported story, which is the subject of his book, Who Stole the American Dream?],…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of Poverty

    Sasha Abramsky talked by video link from Sacramento, California, about his book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, in which he examines the historical roots and…

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    Book Discussion on Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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    History of Immigration in the U.S.

    Michael Barone talked about his book, Shaping our Nation: How Surges in Migration Transformed America and its Politics, in which he puts the immigration debate in historical perspective…

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    Syria and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Shibley Telhami talked about Middle East reaction to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and U.S. foreign policy in the region, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    President Obama's Second Term Agenda

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies on President Obama’s second term agenda and lessons learned during the 2012 campaign. The book…

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    Q&A with George Packer

    George Packer talked about his historical narrative, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. He said the book traces the stories of three people over the preceding 20 years…

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    Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

    Elizabeth Kneebone talked about her book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, which found that the vast majority of the poor in the U.S. live in the suburbs of major metropolitan areas,…

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    Life in the White House

    Ken Walsh talked about his book, Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Doing Bad by Doing Good

    Christopher Coyne talked about his book Doing Bad By Doing Good, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He wrote about the reasons humanitarian action can…

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    Terror Courts

    Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, on the secretive military commissions set up to prosecute terrorist suspects following the attacks of…

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    Q&A with Bob Ney

    Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill. He discussed his eleven years in Congress and being sent to serve…

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    Q&A with Jody Williams

    Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. She shared details of her Nobel Peace…

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    Q&A with Bill Steigerwald

    Journalist and author Bill Steigerwald talks about his book, Dogging Steinbeck: Discovering America and Exposing the Truth About "Travels with Charley", in which the author challenges the…

    878 views
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    Food and Commerce

    Author Frederick Kaufman talked his book, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, on the influence of the financial industry, large food corporation, and federal policy on food as a form…

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    Homeownership and the Economy

    Randal O’Toole talked about his book, American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Home Ownership, in which he asserts that excessive regulations have caused a decline…

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