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  • emDistractedem
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    Distracted

    James Lang argued that the main reason students are regularly distracted is due more to current teaching styles than the influence of technology. This virtual event was provided by the…

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  • emMayflowerem
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    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in…

    2,721 views
  • emThe Alignment Problemem
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    The Alignment Problem

    University of California, Berkeley visiting scholar Brian Christian explored the challenges of becoming more dependent on artificial intelligence. This virtual event was hosted by The…

    458 views
  • emThe Knowledge Machineem
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    The Knowledge Machine

    New York University Philosophy Professor Michael Strevens discussed the evolution of scientific thought and how it is applied to modern issues, including COVID-19 and climate change. This…

    591 views
  • emCosmosem
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    Cosmos

    Author and producer Ann Druyan provided a follow-up to her late husband Carl Sagan’s study of space. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted…

    457 views
  • emTwilight of the Godsem
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    Twilight of the Gods

    Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    674 views
  • Author Discussion on Investigative Journalism
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    Author Discussion on Investigative Journalism

    Authors Stephanie Gorton and Chris Hamby offered their thoughts on investigative journalism and its role in a democracy. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in…

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  • emTecumseh and the Prophetem
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    Tecumseh and the Prophet

    Historian Peter Cozzens presented a dual-biography of Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, and their role in championing Native lands during American settlement. This was a…

    262 views
  • emWheels of Courageem
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    Wheels of Courage

    Journalist David Davis provided a history of the first wheelchair basketball teams comprised of World War II veterans. This was a virtual event hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena,…

    196 views
  • emBanking on Freedomem
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    Banking on Freedom

    History professor Shennette Garrett-Scott discussed the period of Black financial innovation between 1888 and 1930 and its impact on U.S. capitalism through the story of the St. Luke Bank…

    432 views
  • What Are You Reading with Senator Shelley Moore Capito
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    What Are You Reading with Senator Shelley Moore Capito

    Book TV asked Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) about her reading list.

    238 views
  • emThe Power of Andem
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    The Power of And

    University of Virginia Business Professor Ed Freeman discussed the focus on responsibility and ethics that he says unites influential businesses. This virtual event was hosted by the Museum…

    431 views
  • emAfter the Gigem
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    After the Gig

    Author Juliet Schor argued that there is a dark side to the gig economy and shared her ideas for how to make it equitable for exploited users and workers. This virtual event was hosted by…

    461 views
  • What Are You Reading with Representative Rick Larsen
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    What Are You Reading with Representative Rick Larsen

    Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) talked about his reading list. He also talked about Washington state’s 2nd Congressional District.

    189 views
  • emJPMorgans Fall and Revivalem
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    JPMorgan's Fall and Revival

    Economic consultant Nicholas Sargen provided a history of JPMorgan, from its status as a universal bank in the 1980s, to its buyout by Chase in 2000, to the changing of its business model…

    265 views
  • emMoney for Nothingem
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    Money for Nothing

    MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussed how the leaders of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets and, as a result, invented modern finance. This…

    743 views
  • After Words with Deborah Stone
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    After Words with Deborah Stone

    Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers are not objective and explained numerous ways numbers impact daily life. She was interviewed by data scientist and author Cathy O’Neil.

    325 views
  • emA Good Time to Be Bornem
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    A Good Time to Be Born

    New York University Professor Perri Klass provided a history of child mortality over the past 100 years and explained the changes in health care changes that led to a decrease. This virtual…

    321 views
  • emThe XX Brainem
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    The XX Brain

    Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi argued that the female brain is more susceptible to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than the male brain. She reported that because research has been centered…

    598 views
  • emLivewiredem
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    Livewired

    Neuroscientist David Eagleman explored the evolution of the brain and how neuroscience impacts the future of Artificial Intelligence. This virtual event was hosted by Politics and Prose…

    390 views
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