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    Churchill, Truman and the "Iron Curtain" Speech

    Author Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III talked about Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” speech with Washington Post columnist…

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    Early 20th-Century New York City

    David Von Drehle and Daniel Okrent talked about historical events in New York City. Mr. Von Drehle is the author of Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, published by Atlantic Monthly Press.…

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    David Von Drehle on Civic Duty and News

    Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle discussed the question, “Could it be a civic duty to tune out the news?”

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    Rise to Greatness

    Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second…

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    Author Discussion on the First Amendment

    Authors Lucas Morel (Lincoln and Liberty), David Von Drehle (Rise to Greatness), and Lee Wilkins (Media Ethics) talked about the historical and current attacks on the First Amendment.…

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    David Von Drehle on Donald Trump and the Republican Primaries

    David Von Drehle was interviewed by telephone about his Time magazine article “Donald Trump’s Art of the Steal” about the prospect of Donald Trump winning in the Republican presidential…

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    Kansas City and World War II

    world War II veterans from Kansas City talked about their wartime experiences. Topics included the atomic bomb, the invasion of Normandy, and Harry Truman.

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    The 37th Congress and the New America

    In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent. The lack of opposition proved productive as…

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    Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

    Mr. Von Drehle talked about his book, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. He described the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911, in New York’s Greenwich Village that killed 146 people.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Jack Nelson talked by telephone about the revelation the previous day of the identity of “Deep Throat,” an anonymous source for the Watergate news…

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    Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

    Mr. Von Drehle was interviewed about his book, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He described the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911 in New York’s…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for audience comments discussing the news of the day including, prescription drug plan benefits. Mr. Von Drehle commented by telephone about headline news stories.

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    Contemporary Society and the Death Penalty

    A reporter, two lawyers, a states attorney, and a legal scholar discussed the legality, use, and impact of capital punishment in the U.S.

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    News Review

    Mr. Birnbaum, Mr. Lauter, and Mr. Von Drehle spoke about events of the past week, particularly the passage of a budget plan by the Senate last night. Other topics included the status of Sumpreme…

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