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    Presidential Medal of Freedom

    President Bush presented the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to honor 14 individuals for an especially meritorious contribution to the security or…

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    It Worked for Me

    Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former secretary of State, recounts his military and political career through a collection of 44 remembrances that impart General Powell’s thoughts on life and leadership. General Powell weaves his…

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    Maintaining a Culture of Honor and Integrity

    Teresa Sullivan talked about the ethics of cheating by students and how communities can instill a culture of integrity. . She talked about the value of honor codes and how the University of Virginia has maintained…

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    Heroes for My Daughter

    Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of…

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    Experiences of Medal of Honor Recipients

    Four Medal of Honor recipients discussed their experiences in Vietnam and World War II. Topics included the importance of community service and the values that “make America great.” They responded to…

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    Rude Democracy

    Susan Herbst, a public policy professor at Georgia Tech, argues that American political debate has become unwieldy and simply rude. The author presents her thoughts on how to reintroduce…

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    Shop Class as Soulcraft

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Matthew Crawford discussed his book, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work.

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    In Depth with Bill Bennett

    Author and syndicated radio talk show host Bill Bennett talked about his life, work, and career. Former Secretary Bennett discussed his books on American history, the state of education in the country, and electoral politics. He…

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    Presidential National Address to Students

    President Obama addressed students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, on the importance of taking responsibility for their success in school. He spoke of difficulties in his own…

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    The Age of American Unreason

    Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she claims that American culture has become anti-intellectual and anti-rational. She…

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    Character and Leadership Dilemmas

    The second conference of The National Consortium convened convening teachers, administrators, academics, and professional leaders for two days of discussions on the nature of, and best…

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    Evolution, Intelligent Design, & First Amendment

    The panel talked about the controversies surrounding intelligent design and evolution when taught in schools. Dr. Princehouse argued against intelligent design and Dr. Behe argued in favor…

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    40 Days and 40 Nights

    Matthew Chapman talked about his book, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania, published by Collins. Mr.Chapman,…

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    Pledging Allegiance

    Joel Westheimer talked about the book he edited, Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schools, published by Teachers College Press. William Ayers spoke about his…

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    Future of Liberalism

    Panelists discussed liberal bias on college campuses, particularly professors' personal biases and relativism in the curriculum. Panelists also responded to questions from the audience.…

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    A Nation Divided: The Supreme Court and Abortion

    One of the second prize-winning videos for the high school section, A Nation Divided: The Supreme Court and Abortion, was produced by Alison Dahlstrom, a 12th grade student, at Miramonte High…

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    Religion and Faith in a Plural World

    Tom Brokaw moderated a panel discussion titled “Why God? Understanding Religion and Faith in a Plural World,” which was held in conjunction with the inauguration of the University of Notre Dame’s new…

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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone from Arkansas City, Kansas, Mr. Abrams spoke about the Dover case decision. A federal judge ruled on December 20 that intelligent design could not be mentioned in…

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    Supreme Court Watch

    Participating by telephone, Professor Lupu spoke about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. He discussed the nominee’s opinion about school prayer and the…

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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone, Professor Lupu spoke about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. He discussed the nominee’s opinion about school prayer and the separation of…

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