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    Locking Up Our Own

    Professor James Forman talked about his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, in which he examines criminal justice polices put in place in the early 1970s and…

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    Politics and Pasta

    Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. recounts his twenty year tenure as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island(1975-1984 & 1991-2002). The former mayor, who was removed from office and spent five years in a…

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    Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary

    Kevin Gutzman talked about his book Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, in which he argues that Thomas Jefferson was a political radical for his time,…

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    Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

    Alyssa Mastromonaco talked about her book Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House, in which she shares stories…

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    U.S. Mobilization for World War I

    Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its…

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    Turkish Presidential Powers Referendum

    Soner Cagaptay talked about his book, The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey, about how president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cemented his rule and at what cost to his country’s stability and…

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    U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations

    Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they…

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    How to Kill a City

    Peter Moskowitz talked about his book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, in which he discusses the future of American cities. In his book,…

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    Hawaii and Queen Liliuokalani

    James Haley, author of Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, talked about the life of musician, composer, and author Liliuokalani, the last Queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Mr. Haley also told…

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    Reagan Rising

    Craig Shirley talked about his book Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980, in which he examines Ronald Reagan’s path to the presidency, from his failed attempt to secure the…

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    U.S. Entry Into World War I

    Authors and historians looked at what motivated the U.S. to get involved in World War I. Reasons discussed included the influence of British propaganda as well as the Zimmermann Telegram, an…

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    Shattered

    Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen talked about their book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, in which they report on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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    Victorian Culture

    Professor Akim Reinhardt talked about Victorian Era culture in the United States in the last half of the 19th century. He described the societal customs of the upper and emerging middle…

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    Richard Nixon

    John Farrell talked about his book Richard Nixon: The Life, in which he recalls the life of Richard Nixon. He spoke with David Maraniss.

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    Espionage in Washington, D.C.

    H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace talked about their book their book, Spy Sites of Washington, D.C.: A Guide to the Capital Region’s Secret History, in which they discuss some of the most…

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    2017 White House Correspondents Dinner

    Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a comedian and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily…

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    State of the News Media

    The USC Annenberg School hosted a panel discussion with journalists, including CNN’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Katy Tur, Univision’s Jorge Ramos, and CNN’s Brian Stelter, on the state of the news…

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    DC Confidential

    Professor David Schoenbrod talked about his book DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington, in which he looks at five ways Washington officials avoid being accountable to voters…

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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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    Internet Regulation

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai spoke about the future of internet regulation. He announced a plan to reverse parts of the commission’s landmark “net neutrality rule that…

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