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  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

  • emLocked Inem
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    Locked In

    Professor John Pfaff talked about his book Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-and How to Achieve Real Reform, in which he examines the impact of criminal justice reforms on…

  • John McWhorter Discusses emWords on the Moveem
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    Words on the Move

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change…

  • emMars Up Closeem
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    Mars Up Close

    Marc Kaufman talked about what he learned in two years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory getting an in-depth look at the challenges and triumphs of the Curiosity mission to Mars. During…

  • emIntimate Warsem
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    Intimate Wars

    Merle Hoffman recounts her life and career as a women’s health care activist . She recalls her founding in 1971, two years prior to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, of Choices, an…

  • emJames Madison and the Making of Americaem
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    James Madison and the Making of America

    Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most under-emphasized aspect of his career. Professor Gutzman contends that Madison’s political life was…

  • emNo Fearem
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    No Fear

    Marsha Coleman-Adebayo talked about her book, which recounts her case against the Environmental Protection Agency, her former employer, which attempted to quell her claims that a corporation was…

  • emA Privilege to Dieem
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    A Privilege to Die

    Thanassis Cambanis talked about the rise, power, and popularity of Hezbollah in Lebanon. Mr. Cambanis spoke at the New York Public Library in Manhattan on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. He…

  • emHelluva Townem
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    Helluva Town

    Richard Goldstein recounts the role that New York City played in the American war effort during World War II. From shipbuilding in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the departure of soldiers for…

  • emIsrael Through My Lensem
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    Israel Through My Lens

    David Rubinger and Ruth Corman talked about their book Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years As a Photojournalist. They related stories from David’s life growing up in Austria and then moving…

  • emA Special Missionem
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    A Special Mission

    Mr. Kurzman talked about his book, A Special Mission: Hitler’s Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII, published by Perseus Books. The . Mr. Kurzman said he interviewed…

  • emPolice Brutality  An Anthologyem
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    Police Brutality: An Anthology

    Moderated by the editor, Ms. Nelson, some of the contributors to Police Brutality: An Anthology, published by W.W. Norton & Company, read from their chapters and answered questions from the…

  • New York Authors
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    New York Authors

    Mr. Skakun talked about his book, On Burning Ground, and responded to audience telephone calls. Ms. Blair was interviewed about her book, The Trumps.

  • emOn Burning Groundem
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    On Burning Ground

    Mr. Skakun talked about his book, The Burning Ground: A Son’s Memoir, published by St. Martin’s Press. This biography of Joseph Skakun, a Polish rabbinical student, details his escape from…