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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    397 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…

    742 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…

    558 views
  • Interview with Anna Clark
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    Interview with Anna Clark

    BookTV talked to journalist Anna Clark about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

    174 views
  • Simon Winchester Discusses emThe Perfectionistsem
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    The Perfectionists

    Simon Winchester provided a history of technology, from the Industrial Revolution to today.

    928 views
  • emChesapeake Requiemem
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    Chesapeake Requiem

    Earl Swift reported on Virginia’s Tangier Island located in the Chesapeake Bay. The island is home to over 400 people and is projected to be uninhabitable due to rising sea levels within…

    259 views
  • emClimate Justiceem
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    Climate Justice

    Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson highlighted stories of those fighting climate change at a grass roots level. Later in the event, Voice of Women co-founder Thilmeeza Hussain joined…

    247 views
  • emDawn of the New Everythingem
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    Dawn of the New Everything

    Scientist Jaron Lanier explored the connection between the brain and the world and argued that virtual reality enhances lives.

    1,479 views
  • emSpace Capitalismem
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    Space Capitalism

    Loyola University economics professor Walter Block discussed his book, Space Capitalism: How Humans Will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids.

    999 views
  • emReader Come Homeem
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    Reader, Come Home

    Maryanne Wolf explored how our brains process reading print versus digital mediums.

    1,136 views
  • emSaudi Americaem
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    Saudi America

    Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean took a critical look at the fracking industry in America.

    1,202 views
  • emThe Tangled Treeem
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    The Tangled Tree

    David Quammen reported on recent discoveries in molecular biology and how they affect our understanding of evolution.

    955 views
  • emWork in the Age of Robotsem
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    Work in the Age of Robots

    Manhattan Institute senior fellow Mark Mills discussed his book, Work in the Age of Robots.

    574 views
  • emThe Poisoned Cityem
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    The Poisoned City

    Journalist Anna Clark chronicled the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

    275 views
  • emThe Omega Principleem
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    The Omega Principle

    James Beard Award-winning author Paul Greenberg looked at the effect humans have on oceans, through the consumption of seafood and Omega-3s.

    860 views
  • emSpying on Whalesem
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    Spying on Whales

    Paleontologist Nick Pyenson explored the evolution of whales, from their anatomy to current migratory patterns.

    318 views
  • emThrough Two Doors at Onceem
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    Through Two Doors at Once

    Anil Ananthaswamy recounted the “double-slit” experiment, an 1800s light experiment by Thomas Young that challenged Isaac Newton’s theory that light is made of particles and was debated…

    644 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…

    441 views
  • History of Pluto
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    History of Pluto

    Authors William Sheehan and Kevin Schindler discussed their books, Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System and Pluto and Lowell Observatory: A History of Discovery at Flagstaff.…

    216 views
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