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  • Elana Schor on Confederate Statues
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    Elana Schor on Confederate Statues

    Elana Schor spoke by phone spoke about her story for Politico on Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol.

    318 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the questions “What should be done about Confederate statues?” Phone lines were split between “keep them” and “remove…

    823 views
  • emThe Knowledge Illusionem
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    The Knowledge Illusion

    Steven Sloman, co-author of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, talked about how he applies his theories on communal intelligence and ‘group think’ to help better understand…

    680 views
  • emTrying Homeem
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    Trying Home

    Justin Wadland talked about his book Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound, in which he tells the story of Home, Washington, through the stories of the people who lived there.…

    179 views
  • emBunkem
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    Bunk

    Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, talked about his book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Post-Facts, and Fake News. He was interviewed at…

    433 views
  • emSting Like a Beeem
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    Sting Like a Bee

    Leigh Montville talked about his book Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, in which he explores Muhammad Ali’s refusal to serve in the military and…

    320 views
  • 1950s and 60s Counterculture
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    1950s and '60s Counterculture

    William Rorabaugh, who teaches a class on the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s in America, talked about the literature, clothing, music and world view of the beats and beatniks of the…

    396 views
  • Aging in Modern America
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    Aging in Modern America

    Lawrence Samuel talked about American views of aging over the last 50 years, including a cultural shift in the 1960s away from revering elders towards embracing the youth culture. He is the…

    247 views
  • emHuman Programmingem
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    Human Programming

    Scott Selisker, assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona, talked about his book, Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom. This interview, conducted…

    425 views
  • emNot the Cleaver Familyem
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    Not the Cleaver Family

    Maria Olsen talked about her book, Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival,…

    884 views
  • After Words with Senator Ben Sasse
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    After Words with Senator Ben Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about his book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, in which he looks at how to engage…

    2,004 views
  • emThe Fuzzy and the Techieem
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    The Fuzzy and the Techie

    Scott Hartley talked about his book The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World, in which he looks at the cultural divide in the tech industry. In his book,…

    553 views
  • Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967
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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

    496 views
  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

    1,296 views
  • Panel Discussion on the English Language
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    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked…

    1,291 views
  • emBlack Gothamem
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    Black Gotham

    Carla Peterson recounts the lives of black elites in New York City in the 19th century. Professor Peterson examines a community of black New Yorkers, which included her ancestors, prior to the…

    551 views
  • Tom Nichols Discusses emThe Death of Expertiseem
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    The Death of Expertise

    Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, in which he argues that due to the spread of the internet…

    1,606 views
  • emRebel Motherem
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    Rebel Mother

    Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, in which he recalls his mother’s transformation from a Kansas housewife in the 1950s to a…

    602 views
  • 1950s American Culture
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    1950s American Culture

    Professor Paul Moreno talked about 1950s American culture. He described how post-World War II society changed due to the Baby Boom, suburbanization, and the emergence of teen culture. He…

    628 views
  • Noam Chomsky Discusses emRequiem for the American Dreamem
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    Requiem for the American Dream

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, in which he takes a critical look at income inequality and…

    1,337 views
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