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  • emWe Crossed a Bridge and It Trembledem
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    We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled

    Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman retold the stories of Syrians whose lives have been impacted by the war in Syria.

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  • emGoddess of Anarchyem
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    Goddess of Anarchy

    Historian Jacqueline Jones recounted the life of writer and advocate Lucy Parsons from slavery through the Great Depression.

    294 views
  • emThe Gulfem
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    The Gulf

    Jack Davis, environmental history professor at the University of Florida, provided a history of the Gulf region and the impact that oil, commercial fishing, and the tourism industry have…

    354 views
  • emUnboundem
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    Unbound

    Sociologist Arlene Stein examined gender transitions and what it means to be male or female in today’s society.

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  • emRocket Menem
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    Rocket Men

    Robert Kurson discussed the Apollo 8 mission to the moon.

    151 views
  • emAmity and Prosperityem
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    Amity and Prosperity

    Journalist Eliza Griswold reported on the impact of fracking on a small town near Appalachia.

    305 views
  • Author Discussion on War
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    Author Discussion on War

    Journalist Monte Reel reported on the U-2 spy plane program of the Cold War-era and Cam Simpson recounted the capture and killing of defense contractors working for the U.S., during the…

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  • Author Discussion on Free Speech
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    Author Discussion on Free Speech

    Authors Nadine Strossen and Laura Kipnis talked about free speech. Live, behind-the-scenes footage of the authors was shown after the end of the discussion.

    235 views
  • Author Discussion on Race Relations in America
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    Author Discussion on Race Relations in America

    Authors Issac Bailey, Vegas Tenold, and Christian Picciolini talked about race relations in America. Live, behind-the-scenes footage of the authors was shown after the end of the discussion.

    204 views
  • emMayor Harold Washingtonem
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    Mayor Harold Washington

    History professor Roger Biles recounted the political career of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor.

    151 views
  • emSuicide of the Westem
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    Suicide of the West

    Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg argued that tribalism, populism, and nationalism are threatening American democracy.

    326 views
  • emOur Woman in Havanaem
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    Our Woman in Havana

    Former Cuba ambassador Vicki Huddleston discussed the relationship between Cuba and the United States.

    201 views
  • Sebastian Junger Discusses emTribeem
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    Tribe

    Sebastian Junger talked about his book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

    1,694 views
  • emChurchill and Orwellem
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    Churchill and Orwell

    Thomas Ricks talked about his book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.

    1,354 views
  • emHue 1968em
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    Hue 1968

    Mark Bowden talked about his book, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.…

    1,278 views
  • emWrestling With His Angelem
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    Wrestling With His Angel

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about the second volume of his political biography of Abraham Lincoln, Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856. This…

    588 views
  • emGrownUp Angerem
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    Grown-Up Anger

    Daniel Wolff talked about his book, Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, about the 1913 Italian Hall disaster in Calumet,…

    880 views
  • Trey Radel Discusses His Memoir emDemocrazyem
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    Democrazy

    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his memoir, Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food. Mr. Radel resigned from Congress in 2014 after…

    662 views
  • emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers…

    1,824 views
  • emRay  Joanem
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    Ray & Joan

    Lisa Napoli talked about her book Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, a biography of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s franchise, and…

    519 views
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