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  • QA with James Taing
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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…

  • QA with Sarah Brayne
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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…

  • The Weekly With Kelly Dittmar
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    The Weekly With Kelly Dittmar

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    Professor Kelly Dittmar discussed the influx of women candidates who won Republican House seats and the impact women had on all levels of the 2020 election cycle. This program is available…

  • QA with David Savage
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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…

  • The Weekly With Wilfred Codrington
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    The Weekly With Wilfred Codrington

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    Wilfred Codrington discussed his reasoning behind advocating for abolishing the electoral college. Plus, he discussed the recent election and how that further supports his opinion. This…

  • The Weekly With Hans von Spakovsky
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    The Weekly With Hans von Spakovsky

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    Hans von Spakovsky discussed the electoral college and he challenged a number of critiques that have been leveled against its use. This program is available as a C-SPAN Podcast.

  • QA with Matthew Weil and Laura Hautala
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    Q&A with Matthew Weil and Laura Hautala

    The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Matthew Weil and CNET’s Laura Hautala talked about mail-in ballots, election security, and the evolution of voting machines since the 1960s.

  • QA with Kathleen Belew and Jillian Melchior
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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…

  • The Weekly With Sandy Johnson
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    The Weekly With Sandy Johnson

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    Sandy Johnson, former AP Washington Bureau Chief, talked about the Associated Press and its election coverage. This program is available as a C-SPAN Podcast.

  • The Contenders Ross Perot 1992 and 1996
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    Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

    Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his campaigns and…

  • The Contenders Hubert Humphrey 1968
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    Hubert Humphrey, Presidential Contender

    Juan Williams and Mick Caouette talked about the life and career of 1968 Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). They responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • QA with Nic Novicki
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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…

  • Charles Evans Hughes Presidential Contender
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    Charles Evans Hughes, Presidential Contender

    Historians Bernadette Meyler and David Pietrusza and former Solicitor General Paul Clement talked about the life and career of 1916 Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) and…

  • QA with Isabel Wilkerson
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    Q&A with Isabel Wilkerson

    Isabel Wilkerson, author and Kirkus Book Prize finalist, talked about Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. In her book, she argued that the United States has a hidden caste system that…

  • Eugene V Debs Presidential Contender
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    Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

    Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the political career of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), who founded several labor unions and represented the Socialist Party of America as…

  • James Blaine Presidential Contender
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    James Blaine, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of James Blaine (1830-1893) in changing politics. One of the most colorful, and divisive figures in post-Reconstruction U.S. politics, James Blaine was the 1884 Republican presidential…

  • Henry Clay Presidential Contender
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    Henry Clay, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of Henry Clay (1777-1852) in changing politics. Known as the “Great Compromiser” but also as “The Dictator,” Henry Clay was perhaps the most powerful politician of his…

  • QA with Ilya Shapiro
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    Q&A with Ilya Shapiro

    Ilya Shapiro, author of Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court , talked about the history of Supreme Court nominations and the confirmation…

  • QA with Eric Jay Dolin
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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…

  • QA with Harold Holzer Part 2
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    Q&A with Harold Holzer, Part 2

    Author and historian Harold Holzer Author and historian Harold Holzer talked about his book, The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media: From the Founding Fathers to Fake…

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