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    Q&A with Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar, professor of history at Rutgers University, talked about her book, She Came to Slay, about the life and exploits of Underground Railroad conductor and Union Army spy…

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    Q&A with Peniel Joseph

    Peniel Joseph, a University of Texas history professor, talked about the activism and converging ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of their thinking on…

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    Q&A on Vice President Kamala Harris's Mother and History of Indian Americans

    Journalist Rikha Sharma Rani talked about her Atlantic profile of Vice President Kamala Harris’s late mother, Shyamala, who came to the United States from India in 1958 . Then, Professor Devesh…

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    Q&A on the U.S. Capitol Attack and Government Response

    A Wall Street Journal reporter and a Northeastern University professor discussed their views on the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. First, reporter Aruna Viswanatha outlined…

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    Q&A with Lawrence Roberts

    Investigative journalist Lawrence Roberts talked about his book, Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest. During the “Spring…

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    Q&A with Elena Conis

    University of California at Berkeley historian of medicine Elena Conis talked about the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s and the lessons its distribution and use relate to…

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    Q&A on Presidential Inaugural Addresses

    Sarada Peri, senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and John McConnell, senior speechwriter for President George W. Bush, talked about about presidential inaugural addresses, from John…

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    Q&A with Helen Andrews

    Helen Andrews, senior editor at The American Conservative Magazine, talked about her book, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster, in which she argued that…

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    Q&A with Eric Jay Dolin

    Author and 2020 Kirkus Book Prize finalist Eric Jay Dolin talked about the destruction caused by hurricanes throughout U.S. history and the science and technology being applied to deal with…

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    Q&A with Kathleen Belew and Jillian Melchior

    University of Chicago Professor Kathleen Belew and the Wall Street Journal's Jillian Kay Melchior talked about the Proud Boys and antifa, right and left-wing groups, respectively, that have…

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    Q&A with Kathryn Sullivan

    Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, talked about being part of NASA’s first class of female astronauts and her participation in the launch and maintenance of the…

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    Q&A with James Taing

    Filmmaker James Taing talked about Ghost Mountain, his documentary the 1979 massacre of Cambodian survivors of Pol Pot’s Killing Fields by Thai soldiers along the Thailand-Cambodia border. The…

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    Q&A with Nic Novicki

    Nic Novicki, an actor and founder and director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, talked about the 2020 entries and the winning films. The winning films came from three…

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    Q&A with Sarah Brayne

    University of Texas at Austin Sociology Professor Sarah Brayne, author of Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing, talked about the use of big data and new…

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    Q&A with Craig Fehrman

    Craig Fehrman talked about his book, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote, in which he analyzed American presidents through the lens of the works…

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    Q&A with Peggy Wallace Kennedy

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, the author of The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation, talked about her segregationist father’s controversial career as the former four-term Alabama…

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    Q&A with Steve Inskeep

    Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” discussed his book, Imperfect Union, which chronicles John and Jessie Fremont and their exploration of the American West in the 19th century.…

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    Q&A with Susan Schulten and Eric Rauchway

    Historians Susan Schulten and Eric Rauchway talked about two of the most contentious presidential transitions in U.S. history - in 1861, between James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln, and in…

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    Q&A with Jake Wood

    Jake Wood talked about serving with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and with Team Rubicon, the disaster response organization that he co-founded with a fellow Marine in 2010.…

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    Q&A with David Savage

    David Savage, longtime Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter, talked about the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that decided the presidential election that year. He discussed why the…

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