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    Author Discussion on Terrorism and History

    Several authors took part in a discussion on the history of terrorism in the U.S. worldwide. The authors were Patrick Keefe, Say Nothing; Steven Ross, Hitler in Los Angeles;" Charles Lane, Freedom’s Detective; and Julia Boyd, Travelers in the Third Reich.

    This event was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    Author Discussion on Biography

    Four authors talked about biography and their books on the lives of legendary African Americans. The participants were David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jeffrey Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke; Raymond Arsenault, Arthur Ashe: A Life; and Ron Rapoport, Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks.

    This event was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and how this idea was
    manipulated during the Cold War. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s use, for example, of doctored photos during his anti-communist crusade or President Kennedy’s exhibition of grainy spy plane photos to support his hard line position
    against the Soviets in the 1961 Cuban Missile Crisis. Professor Curley also discussed how artists incorporated the ideological ambiguity of photography into their work.

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    Bytes, Bombs and Spies

    Hoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talked about their book, Bytes, Bombs and Spies, on the use by the U.S. military of offensive cyber weapons. They were joined by George Washington University’s Henry Farrell, a contributor to the book. Richard Andres of the National War College moderated

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    How Safe Are We?

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke about her book, How Safe Are We, in which she examined American security after September 11, 2001. She spoke Cliff Chanin from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

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    After Words with Victor Davis Hanson

    Victor Davis Hanson discussed the campaign, election, and presidency of Donald Trump. He was interviewed by former Representative Dave Brat (R-VA).

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the agency. Dr. Collins outlined NIH research, including ongoing - and thus far successful - sickle cell anemia clinical trials. He also discussed the development of an artificial pancreas and brain mapping research. The directors of other institutes within NIH also testified.

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    After Words with Vicky Ward

    Investigative reporter Vicky Ward reported on the careers of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and their roles in the Trump administration. She’s interviewed by former New York Observer Editor in Chief Elizabeth Spiers.

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    Investigative Reporting

    Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center hosted a panel of journalists who were finalists for the annual Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. The panelists broke stories over the previous year on police corruption, migrant family separation, Medicaid fraud, and President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

    The Goldsmith Prize honors reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics.

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    Migration at the U.S. Southern Border

    U.S Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials testified on migration issues at the U.S. southern border before the Senate Homeland Security Committee. They addressed efforts to reunite migrant children with their families, the interdiction of fentanyl and other illicit drugs, and the root causes of migration from Central America. Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also provided testimony.

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