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  • Physical Education and Health in Public Schools
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    Physical Education and Health in Public Schools

    The New School professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela taught a class about the history of health and physical education in the American school system. She described how progressives in the…

  • emRamp Hollowem
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    Ramp Hollow

    Steven Stoll, history professor at Fordham University, provided a history of the Appalachia region, from its pioneering roots to the introduction of the coal industry and its current…

  • emThe Black Power Mixtape 19671975em
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    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

  • 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States according to the…

  • emLactivismem
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    Professor Courtney Jung talked about her book Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad…

  • emWere Still Here Ya Bastardsem
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    We're Still Here Ya Bastards

    Roberta Brandes Gratz talked about her book We’re Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City, in which she reports on New Orleans in the years following…

  • emEmpire of Cottonem
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    Empire of Cotton

    Sven Beckert talked about his book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, about the origins of the global cotton trade and its impact on the international economy.

  • emThe Marquisem
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    The Marquis

    Laura Auricchio talked about her book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, in which she recalls the life of Marquis de Lafayette, a French-born military leader who fought in the American Revolution…

  • Book Discussion on emThis Changes Everythingem
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    This Changes Everything

    Naomi Klein talked about her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, in which she argues that climate change will never be addressed properly until we get rid of our…

  • emCapitalism A Ghost Storyem
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    Capitalism: A Ghost Story

    Arundhati Roy talked about her book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, in which she discusses the impact of economic globalization on Third World countries. She argues that the exploitation of…

  • emThe Speechem
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    The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

  • New School University Commencement Address
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    New School University Commencement Address

    Nate Silver gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of New School University. His topics included global and national challenges the graduates face, older generations'…

  • emKnowing too Muchem
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    Knowing too Much

    Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for Israel by…

  • emWords and Moneyem
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    Words and Money

    Andre Schiffrin, founder of The New Press, argues that media conglomeration has led to the death of serious reportage in the United States. The author presents his thoughts on the current…

  • 2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
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    2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

    Each year the National Book Critics Circle nominates authors of books from six categories: fiction, general non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, and poetry. During this event,…

  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

  • Role of Women in Politics
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    Role of Women in Politics

    A panel of female political professionals talked about Senator Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful Presidential campaign, the strides women have made in pursuit of leadership roles and the challenges they still…

  • Future of the US Economy
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    Future of the U.S. Economy

    The panelists talked about the growth of the U.S. economy and employment, deficit reduction, globalization, tax cuts, Social Security, oil consumption, and public investments. After their…

  • emThe Siege of Meccaem
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    The Siege of Mecca

    Yaroslav Trofimov talked about his book The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda, published by Doubleday. The author talked about the 1979 seige of…

  • Role of Local Government in Democracy
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    Role of Local Government in Democracy

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker talked about the role of local government as the foundation of a living, not just theoretical, democracy and the possibilities and limitations of local government in supporting…

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