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    Book Discussion on In a Different Key

    John Donvan and Caren Zucker talked about their book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, in which they provide a history of autism, from Donald Triplett Forest, the first child to be…

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    Life and Legacy of Lafayette

    Donald Miller talks about his biography, Lafayette: Extraordinary Life and Legacy. With what the author claimed was newly discovered information, he spoke about the Marquis de…

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    President Obama Statement on Death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    President Obama delivered remarks in Rancho Mirage, California, on the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died at age 79 while on a hunting trip in Marfa, Texas. Justice Scalia was…

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    Book Discussion on Uncivil Rites

    Professor Steven Salaita talked about his book, Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom, about being fired from the University of Illinois after he sent out tweets…

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    Punishment in the Jim Crow South

    Professor Natalie Ring talked about the common practice of lynching black men as punishment for perceived crimes in the Jim Crow era South. She described how socially active…

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    Book Discussion on The Reproach of Hunger

    David Rieff talked about his book The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the Twenty-First Century, in which he questions whether ending extreme poverty and hunger around the…

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    John Brown and the Election of 1860

    Dennis Frye talked about the reactions of both Southerners and Northerners following abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry and his resulting…

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    Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    Jacob Weisberg talked about his book Ronald Reagan: The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989, in which he recalls the tenure of America’s 40th president, Ronald…

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    Eliza Jumel and Aaron Burr

    Margaret Oppenheimer talked about her book, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. Born into poverty, Eliza Jumel became one of the richest…

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    Secretary John Kerry Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Secretary of State John Kerry talked about international security. He criticized Russia for what he called its “repeated aggression” in Ukraine and Syria. He said…

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    Book Discussion on The Oregon Trail

    Rinker Buck talked about his book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, about the importance of the Oregon Trail, the 2,000 mile road that runs through six states from Missouri to the…

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    Book Discussion on And the Good News Is...

    Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration,…

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    Book Discussion on Tough as They Come

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills (Retired) talked about his book, Tough as They Come, about his three tours of duty in Afghanistan and becoming a quadruple amputee after he triggered…

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    Book Discussion on The Job

    Steve Osborne talked about his book The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop, in which he recalls his twenty-year career in the New York Police Department. This was…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Calhouns

    Gail Lumet Buckley talked about her book The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family, in which she examines American history through the lens of her…

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    Book Discussion on Republic of Spin

    David Greenberg talked about his book Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency, in which he provides a history of how the White House has tried to control its message,…

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    Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel al-Jubeir spoke about combating the ISIL,* the historic contributions of the Muslim world, and the danger in using generalizations when discussing ISIL…

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    King Abdullah II Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    King Abdullah II of Jordan spoke about combating the so-called Islamic State, the Syrian refugee crisis, and Palestinian statehood. The 52nd annual Munich Security Conference, an annual…

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    Afghan President Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke about international security. He said the fight against the so-called Islamic State was not a civil war, but a global threat.  The…

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Remarks at Munich Security Conference

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke about combating the so-called Islamic State and the parliamentary efforts to bring economic and political stability to Iraq.  The 52nd annual…

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