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    Q&A with Vanda Felbab-Brown

    Vanda Felbab-Brown, whose work focuses on international conflicts and nontraditional security threats, talked about U.S. counterinsurgency and state-building efforts in Afghanistan and the…

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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former…

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    Q&A with Phyllis Bennis

    Anti-war activist Phyllis Bennis talked about U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001, attacks, antiterrorism efforts, and the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Q&A with Kevyn Orr

    Kevyn Orr talked about his role as emergency manager for the city of Detroit from 2013 to 2014 and overseeing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. When Mr. Orr took…

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    Q&A with Robert Kurson

    Robert Kurson talked about his book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, about the search for the Golden Fleece, which was sunk off the coast of…

    485 views
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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F.…

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    Q&A with Molly Crabapple

    Molly Crabapple talked about her drawings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as well as videos she has created on a variety of topics, including…

    722 views
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    Q&A with Kristen Soltis Anderson

    Kristen Soltis Anderson talked about her book The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), in which she examines shifting demographics in the…

    858 views
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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 2

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and…

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    Q&A with Evan Thomas

    Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Divided, about the life and career of Richard Nixon. In his book, Mr. Thomas explores President Nixon’s early years and…

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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, about Senator Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent…

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    Q&A with Dr. Patrick O'Gara

    Dr. Patrick O’Gara talked about advances in heart surgery, progress in understanding heart health and heart diseases, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on doctors and…

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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 1

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and…

    572 views
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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book The Wright Brothers, in which he talks about the personal stories of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the roles their family played, and the time period in…

    1,208 views
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    Q&A with Michael Witmore

    Michael Witmore talked about his role as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the library’s function, funding, mission, and repository of the world’s largest…

    764 views
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    Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, veteran of three missions on the International Space Station and author several books on the experience including You Are Here: Around the World in 92…

    834 views
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    Q&A with Kate Andersen Brower

    Kate Andersen Brower talked about her book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, about the White House and the first family’s private lives as seen through the…

    681 views
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    Q&A with Walter Pincus

    Walter Pincus talked about the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, U.S.-Israel relations, and defense department spending and budget sequestration. He also spoke about…

    617 views
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    Q&A with Judith Miller

    Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003. She talked about what…

    615 views
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    Q&A with Jessica Stern

    Jessica Stern, co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror, talked about the genesis and growth of the organization, its goals, mission, and methods. She also spoke about the impact of…

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