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    Future of Political Parties

    Political scientist David Brady talked about the future of America’s political parties with Melissa Caen, a political and legal analyst for KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Mr. Brady conducts…

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    Autonomous Vehicles

    Driverless vehicle technology experts and government consultants talked about driverless, shared and electric vehicles-- and the future of transportation. The discussion took place shortly…

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    A Capitalist's Lament

    Leland Faust talked about his book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America, in which he argues that regular Americans are being fleeced and exposed to…

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    Islam and the West

    Carla Power talked about her book, If the Oceans Were Ink, a memoir on her experiences getting to know and discussing religion with a Muslim cleric, and the lessons Westerners could learn…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and the Constitution

    Kermit Roosevelt talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s evolving vision of the Constitution and the national debate over how to define American democracy. He spoke about moments when…

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    Technology, Policy and Politics

    Panelists talked about the impact of “disruptive” technology on government and politics. “Disruptive” technology is something that displaces an established technology, creating a new…

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    Inequality in America

    Katrina Vanden Heuval, Robert Reich, Van Jones, and others talked about inequality in America. Among the topics they covered were voter turnout, wealth distribution, the 2016 presidential…

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    Killing the Messenger

    David Brock talked about his book, Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government, about his evolution from conservative to liberal, and the battle…

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    Gun Violence and Public Health

    Gun control advocates, a pediatrian, a pastor and the head of a smart gun technology foundation talked about gun violence, mass shootings and public health.

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    Political Campaigns, Money, and Ethics

    The head of the Federal Election Commission and two veteran political campaign strategists talked about the roles of money and ethics in campaigns and election laws.

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    American Infrastructure

    Panelists talked about the state of infrastructure in the U.S. relating to transportation and the power grid. They also spoke about how communities create their own power sources and…

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    Jonas Salk

    Charlotte Jacobs talked about her book, Jonas Salk: A Life, about the life and career of the creator of the polio vaccine.

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    Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroads had on the way…

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    Hall of Mirrors

    Barry Eichengreen talked about his book Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses and Misuses of History, in which he looks at the similarities and…

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    Stress Test

    Timothy Geithner talked about his book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, in which he discusses dealing with the 2007-2008 financial crisis as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of…

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    Don't Wait for the Next War

    General Wesley Clark (Ret.) talked about his book, Don’t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership, in which he presents his plan to preserve U.S.…

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    How to Speak Money

    John Lanchester talked about his book, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say - And What It Really Means, in which he discusses the words that “money people” use and describes what they…

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    The Edge of the Sky

    Roberto Trotta talked about his book, The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is, in which he explains the universe and significant findings in cosmology using only…

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    Cut Adrift

    Marianne Cooper talked about her book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, in which she reports on the state of the American family in the wake of the recent economic recession. Ms. Cooper…

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    Food Safety

    Female food activists and filmmakers talked about the dangers of pesticides, genetically modified food, and preserving the Earth’s soil.

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