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    Words on the Move

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change…

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    The Word Detective

    John Simpson talked about his book The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary, in which he remembers his close to forty years at the Oxford…

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    What the F

    Benjamin Bergen talked about his book, What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, about why people use profanity and the physical effects it has on their brains.…

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    Atlas Obscura

    Ella Morton, co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, talked about her book. She spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival, held at the Central Branch…

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    The New Better Off

    Courtney Martin talked about her book The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, in which she examines what the term “better off” means to Americans. This program contains language…

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    White House Kennedy Center Honorees

    President Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees. The president honored pianist Martha Argerich, actor Al Pacino,…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The Architect of the Capitol and members of Idaho’s congressional delegation delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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    First Lady Michelle Obama and Children of Military Families Making Crafts

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House and assisted the children in making holiday crafts. Sunny, Bo, Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive…

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    First Lady Welcome to Military Families

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House for a tour of the 2016 holiday decorations. In remarks she thanked them for their sacrifices and service to the country. The…

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    White House 2016 Holiday Decorations Preview

    The press toured the White House to look at the Christmas decorations. The 2016 holiday season theme at the White House was “The Gift of the Holidays.” First lady Michelle Obama reportedly…

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    White House Christmas Tree Arrival

    In an annual holiday event, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by dogs Bo and Sunny and nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson, received the White House Christmas tree to be displayed in the…

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    Abandoned America

    Photographer Matthew Christopher talked about his book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, about his collection of photographs depicting American schools, factories, zoos, theaters,…

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    Tom Gjelten on A Nation of Nations

    Tom Gjelten talked about his book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, which examines how the U.S. has changed in the 50 years following passage of the 1965 Immigration…

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    Life and Artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe

    Carolyn Kastner talked about Georgia O’Keeffe and her impact on American art and culture. She talked about the different phases of Ms. O’Keeffe’s life and art, including her early art, her famous flower…

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    National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made remarks at the ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree.

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    White House 2016 Holiday Decorations Preview

    The press toured the White House to look at the Christmas decorations. The 2016 holiday season theme at the White House was “The Gift of the Holidays.” First lady Michelle Obama reportedly…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Arrival

    An 80-foot Engelmann Spruce tree from the Payette National Forest in Idaho arrived at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree was harvested near McCall,…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama gave a Thanksgiving Day message of unity.

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    The Winchester

    Laura Trevelyan talked about her book The Winchester: The Gun That Built an American Dynasty, in which she reports on the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, from its inception in the mid-19th…

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    After Words with Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson talked about his book Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?, in which he argues that the shift towards condensed and immediate language is fueling a…

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