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    After Words with Sophia Nelson

    Sophia Nelson talked about her book E Pluribus ONE: Reclaiming Our Founders' Vision for a United America, in which she provides steps that she argues will move the country towards the…

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    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

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    Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

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    Never Caught

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a…

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    Historical Portrayals of Nat Turner

    Kenneth S. Greenberg talked about historical portrayals of Nat Turner, the African American leader of an 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia. He spoke about the competing accounts of Turner’s…

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    True South

    Jon Else, producer and cinematographer of the Civil Rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, talked about his book True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television…

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    Tough as They Come

    Travis Mills talked about his book, Tough as They Come. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California.

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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

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    Pill City

    Kevin Deutsch talked about his book Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire, in which he chronicles how two Baltimore teens built a narcotics business…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Panel Discussion on Life and Politics in Florida

    Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry talked about life and politics in Florida. They spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California.

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    Virginia Capitol Building

    Mark Greenough gave a tour of Virginia’s capitol building, home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The state’s capitol moved to Richmond in 1785, and Thomas Jefferson is credited…

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    Presidential Address on Tower Commission Report

    In an address to the nation, President Reagan responded to the findings of the Tower Commission and pledged to implement the recommendations in it. He admitted that “mistakes” were made and that…

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    Iran-Contra Tower Commission Report

    Three commission members briefed reporters on the release of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra Affair, officially titled the “Report of the President’s Special Review Board.” Members summarized…

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    Communicators with Representative Ro Khanna

    Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), the new representative for Silicon Valley, talked about issues that matter to Silicon Valley’s technology companies, his experiences representing the region, and…

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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    Panel Discussion on America's Hospitals

    Dr. David Agus, author of The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health, and Aubrey Serfling, CEO and president of the Eisenhower Medical Center, talked about the state of…

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    The Meaning of Michelle

    Veronica Chambers talked about her book The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, in which sh looks at the contributions of first…

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    Life of Levi Strauss

    Lynn Downey talked about her book, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Levi Strauss created his blue jeans business in San Francisco in 1873. Ms. Downey served as the…

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