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  • emThe Physics of Everyday Thingsem
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    The Physics of Everyday Things

    James Kakalios talked about The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day. In the book, Professor Kalakios explains the science and physics behind the…

    543 views
  • emDrawdownem
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    Drawdown

    Paul Hawken talked about Project Drawdown, a collection of policies, plans, and active programs to reduce carbon emissions outside of the purview of the federal government.

    287 views
  • Eugenia Cheng Discusses emBeyond Infinityem
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    Beyond Infinity

    Eugenia Cheng talked about her book Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, in which she explores the mathematical idea of “infinity.” In her book, she explains…

    1,302 views
  • Helen Czerski Discusses emStorm in a Teacupem
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    Storm in a Teacup

    British physicist Helen Czerski talked about her book Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, in which she uses every day objects and occurrences to explain physics and the universe in…

    1,826 views
  • Michael Medved Discusses emThe American Miracleem
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    The American Miracle

    Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American…

    994 views
  • emAmericas Bankem
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    America's Bank

    Roger Lowenstein talked about his book America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, in which he looks at the creation of America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve.…

    376 views
  • emThe Master Algorithmem
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    The Master Algorithm

    Professor Pedro Domingos talked about his book The Master Algorithm, in which he says technology is close to achieving the ultimate learning algorithm that is capable of discovering any…

    1,867 views
  • Discussion on Technology and Civil Liberties
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    Technology and Civil Liberties

    Data security and technology policy experts discussed what data was being collected online about individuals and how it is related to privacy and civil liberties. Topics included targeted ads and campaigns,…

    227 views
  • emHarness the Sunem
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    Harness the Sun

    Philip Warburg talked about his book Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future, in which he examines why more people are opting to go with solar power, the impact on the…

    401 views
  • Discussion on the Life of Lillian Carter
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    Life of Lillian Carter

    Grant Hayter-Menzies talks about the life of Lillian Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s mother. His book, Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life, documents her work as a nurse in segregated…

    193 views
  • Martin Ford on emRise of the Robotsem
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    Rise of the Robots

    Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford talked about how the…

    1,941 views
  • emThe Sixth Extinctionem
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    The Sixth Extinction

    Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred…

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  • Discussion on Public Sector Unions
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    Debate on Public Employee Unions

    Daniel DiSalvo and Michael McCann debated the issue of public sector labor unions. Professor DiSalvo is the author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power & its Consequences, and…

    285 views
  • Jonathan Gruber on Health Care Reform
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    Jonathan Gruber on Mitt Romney and Health Care Reform

    Jonathan Gruber, who served as an adviser for both the Massachusetts and national health care reform bills, talked about the history, current state, and future of health care in the U.S. He had written…

    2,773 views
  • emLady at the OK Corralem
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    Lady at the O.K. Corral

    Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, in which she recounts the life of Josephine Marcus Earp (1860-1944), the common-law…

    603 views
  • emScatter Adapt and Rememberem
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    Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

    Science writer Annalee Newitz talked about her book, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, in which she recounts the mass extinctions that have taken place on…

    684 views
  • emThe Society for Useful Knowledgeem
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    The Society for Useful Knowledge

    Jonathan Lyons talked about his book, The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America, in which he recounts the introduction of the…

    658 views
  • emBad Pharmaem
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    Bad Pharma

    Dr. Ben Goldacre talked about his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, in which he discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the global…

    2,468 views
  • emTaps on the Wallsem
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    Taps on the Walls

    Retired Major General John Borling talked about his book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences and the poetry he composed and kept memorized during…

    352 views
  • American Women in Environmental History
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    American Women in Environmental History

    Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American environmental history, from the nineteenth century journeys across the prairies to the publication…

    623 views
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