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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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    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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    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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    Thanksgiving

    Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about her book Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience, in which she provides a history of Thanksgiving.

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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

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    Progress

    Johan Norberg talked about his book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, in which he argues that despite what he calls and endless stream of bad news, there is every reason…

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    In Search of the City on a Hill

    Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale College in…

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    Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

    Miriam Horn talked about her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, in which she looks at conservation in America through the livelihood of five…

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    Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world that inspired Mark…

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    The Witch of Lime Street

    David Jaher talked about his book, The Witch of Lime Street, in which he recalls how, in the early 20th century, American’s became fascinated with Spiritualism, a belief based on purported…

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    The Tetris Effect

    Dan Ackerman talked about his book The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World, in which he recalls the creation of the video game Tetris by Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov. In…

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    The Song Poet

    Kao Kalia Yang talked about her book The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father, in which she discusses her father’s life. She spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival, held at the Central…

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    It Didn't Play in Peoria

    Greg Wahl talked about his book It Didn’t Play in Peoria: Missed Chances of a Middle American Town, in which he looks at Peoria, Illinois' mishaps and chances for greatness. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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    Grand Rapids Public Library's Furniture Design Collection

    The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Furniture Design Collection was profiled. Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a center of U.S. furnitutre production from the altter part of the 19th century into the first half of…

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    Becoming Grandma

    Lesley Stahl talked about her book Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting, in which she discusses the science behind being a grandparent.

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