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  • 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…

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  • emThe Ice at the End of the Worldem
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    The Ice at the End of the World

    Science journalist Jon Gertner talked about his book, The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future, in which he explored the history…

    471 views
  • emThis Landem
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    This Land

    Journalist Christopher Ketcham reported talked about his book, This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption Are Ruining the American West, on past and current conflicts over public…

    204 views
  • emA Death in the Rainforestem
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    A Death in the Rainforest

    Don Kulick talked about his book, A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea, in which reported on the influence of the outside world on…

    488 views
  • emOne Giant Leapem
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    One Giant Leap

    Author and journalist Charles Fishman talked about his book, One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon, in which he recalled the efforts of over 400,000 people…

    332 views
  • emSpaceem
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    Space

    Edward Hudgins, author of Space: The Free-Market Frontier, talked about sending humans to Mars.

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  • emDouble Jeopardyem
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    Double Jeopardy

    Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman argued for the expanded use of nuclear energy to reduce the threat of climate change.

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  • emThe Weather Machineem
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    The Weather Machine

    Journalist Andrew Blum explored the resources and technology used to develop a daily weather report. He is the author of The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast.

    358 views
  • Douglas Brinkley Discusses 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…

    384 views
  • 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.

    375 views
  • Buzz Aldrin Discusses emNo Dream Is Too Highem
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    No Dream Is Too High

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin talked about his book No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon, in which he recalls his life and career as well as the lessons he’s learned…

    755 views
  • emEveryday Chaosem
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    Everyday Chaos

    David Weinberger talked about his book, Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility, in which he argued that technology has enabled a more…

    320 views
  • emGene Machineem
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    Gene Machine

    Nobel prize winning biologist Venki Ramakrishnan broke DNA down to the molecule, specifically the ribosome.

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  • 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…

    455 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    170 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.

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  • 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…

    1,511 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…

    655 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…

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