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  • em1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Createdem
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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

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  • Open Phones with James Donovan
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    Open Phones with James Donovan

    Author James Donovan took viewer phone calls about the Space Race and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. He spoke at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

    199 views
  • emDont Let Them Disappearem
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    Don't Let Them Disappear

    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, talked about her book, Don’t Let Them Disappear, in which she discussed saving…

    126 views
  • emAmerican Moonshotem
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    American Moonshot

    Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, in which recounted President Kennedy’s commitment to space exploration and the…

    119 views
  • emA Rock Between Two Riversem
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    A Rock Between Two Rivers

    Hugh Fitzsimons talked about his book, A Rock Between Two Rivers: The Fracturing of a Texas Family Ranch, in which he reflected on the impact of fracking on his family’s ranch.

    121 views
  • emThis View of Lifeem
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    This View of Life

    David Sloan Wilson talked about his book, This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, in which he argued that evolution should be used to improve medicine, industry, climate…

    1,368 views
  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

    602 views
  • emHumanimalem
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    Humanimal

    Adam Rutherford talked about his book, Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature-A New Evolutionary History, in which he detailed evolutionary history and argued…

    609 views
  • Author Discussion on Science
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    Author Discussion on Science

    Three authors took part in a session of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books titled, "Blood, Sand, Rocks, and Roots: A Scientific Look at the Elements That Create Our World. The…

    352 views
  • emAt Home in the Worldem
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    At Home in the World

    Professor Kathleen Cairns of California Polytechnic State University examined women’s involvement in the California environmental movement through her upcoming work,"At Home in the World: California Women…

    51 views
  • emDeep Medicineem
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    Deep Medicine

    Dr. Eric Topol talked about his book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionize Health Care--And Make It More Humane, in which he explored the integration of artificial…

    340 views
  • emThree Mile Islandem
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    Three Mile Island

    Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of California Press. This accident on March 28, 1979, remains the worst accident…

    379 views
  • emConfessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulatorem
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    Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

    Gregory Jaczko recounted his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, for which he served as chair from 2009-2012.

    798 views
  • emAfter Coalem
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    After Coal

    Author and documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell talked about After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales in which he reported on coal communities in central Appalachia and South…

    509 views
  • emNot One Dropem
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    Not One Drop

    Riki Ott talked about her book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, which follows the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill from the time of the spill…

    889 views
  • Meg Jacobs Discusses emPanic at the Pumpem
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    Panic at the Pump

    Meg Jacobs talked about her book Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s, in which she recalls the American energy crisis of the 1970s following…

    1,338 views
  • emA Bright Futureem
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    A Bright Future

    In his book A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, Joshua Goldstein examined potential solutions to climate change already enacted by some…

    600 views
  • emGreat American Outpostem
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    Great American Outpost

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune staff writer Maya Rao talked about the oil boom in North Dakota and the people who ventured there to capitalize on it.

    412 views
  • emApollo 8em
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    Apollo 8

    Jeffrey Kluger talked about his book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, about NASA’s first successful manned mission to orbit the moon. Mr. Kluger is the…

    806 views
  • emUnderbugem
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    Underbug

    Lisa Margonelli explored termites, from their hive and swarm behavior and the over $20 billion dollars of damage they cause each year to military and scientific research to develop…

    591 views
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