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    Washington Journal Program 10/23/2016

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day.

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    Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington

    Robert Norrell talked about his book Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington (Belknap Press; January 19, 2009). The book examines the black activist’s political and social…

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    Madison Public Library's Most Borrowed Books

    The list of books most often checked-out from the public library of Madison, Wisconsin, that week.

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    After Words with Julissa Arce

    Julissa Arce talked about her book My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive, in which she discusses her life in the…

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    The End of White Christian America

    Robert Jones talked about his book The End of White Christian America, in which he examines the decline in influence of white Christian America in shaping policies and ideals. He argued…

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    National Book Award Non-Fiction Finalists

    The National Book Foundation announced its lists of finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards October 6, 2016. The shortlist for the non-fiction award were: Arlie Russell Hochschild for…

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    Water in Plain Sight

    Judith Schwartz talked about her book Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, in which she examines the world’s water supply and efforts to restore water systems around the globe.…

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    The American Road

    This 1953 film provides a history of road transportation in the United States featuring the early history of the Ford Motor Company. The documentary details Henry Ford’s first car, the 1896…

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    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine News Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-MA), spoke to the press aboard their campaign plane after holding a rally in Pittsburgh,…

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    Arms and the University

    Professor Donald Downs talked about his book, Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-Military Students, which he co-wrote with University of Pittsburgh…

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    Myths of the Western Indian Wars

    Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, talked about what he argues are three big myths of the wars that have been…

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    Panel Discussion on War

    Panelists talked about wars throughout history. Panelists included Rita Gabis, author of A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for Truth; Dawn MacKeen,…

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    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine at Rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-MA), held a rally at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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    The America We Deserve

    Donald Trump talked to people as he signed his new book, The America We Deserve, about his vision of America in the coming century, specifically education reform, infrastructure, and…

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    Donald Trump and Mike Pence at Rally in Cleveland, Ohio

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, held a campaign rally at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Mr. Trump talked about ending corruption in…

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    Presidential Campaign Ads

    Three presidential campaign ads were shown. The Clinton campaign ad, “Captain Khan,” released October 21, 2016, featured Khizr Khan, father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The Trump campaign…

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    Jessie Balmert on the Bellwether State of Ohio

    Jessie Balmert reported by telephone from Cleveland on Ohio as a bellwether state for presidential elections. The program began with a Web video from The Cincinnati Enquirer on the history of Ohio as a…

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    Ex Parte Milligan Supreme Court Case

    Professor Michael Les Benedict delivered a keynote speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Ex parte Milligan U.S. Supreme Court case. In 1866, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to try…

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    Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

    Michael Witmore gave a tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

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