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    The Age of Radiance

    Craig Nelson talked about his book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, in which he chronicles the history of the Atomic Era, stretching from the discovery of x-rays to the fall of the Soviet Union. In his book, he profiles such figures as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Curtis LeMay, Robert McNamara, Ronald Reagan, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Mr. Nelson spoke at the New York Public Library.

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    Panel Discussion on Astronomy

    Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, and Thomas Levenson, author of The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe, talked about astronomy. They spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, held on March 16-20, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    Enlightenment Era in America

    Professor Andrew Burstein talked about the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation. He spoke about Benjamin Franklin’s writings and his community ventures, such as the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Gazette, to show how these endeavors were in line with the humanist ideals of the time. He also argued that the Great Awakening, a religious movement of the 1730s and 1740s, was in conflict with the Enlightenment’s emphasis on scientific thinking.

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    Policing and Race Relations

    C-SPAN presented a look at policing and race relations in the U.S., including past remarks by President Obama and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), as well as a discussion with Washington, D.C.. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and others. The program features five previous events on policing and race relations. The identification numbers for these programs are 412570-1, 412664-9, 412651-9, 412651-10, and 400567-1

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    Campaign 2016 and Voting Rights

    C-SPAN presented a look at the 2016 election and voting rights, including portions of court cases on voter identification laws and the Voting Rights Act, and remarks by former Attorney General Eric Holder, 2016 presidential nominees Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D), and President Obama.

    The program identification numbers for each of the programs featured in this compilation are 413608-1, 326400-1, 311193-1, 313988-1, 332608-1, 327439-1, 411790-1, 413377-4, and 414085-1.

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    Trade Policy

    C-SPAN presented a look at trade agreements, including presidential candidates' remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); the history of U.S. trade policy, including NAFTA; and the World Trade Organization.

    The program features several previous events trade agreements. The identification numbers for these programs are 411870-1, 411661-1, 51981-1, 203291-2, 310441-1, 413505-1, 407028-5, 180334-1, 325918-1, 301612-1, and 411999-1.