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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Harry Laver talked about George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River to surprise and ultimately defeat Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. He described the…

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    1955 Emmett Till Murder Case

    Devery Anderson talked about his book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. He spoke with Kansas City Public Library director Crosby…

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    Denver's 19th Century "Great Healer"

    David Wetzel talked about his book, The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of Francis Schlatter. In his book, Mr. Wetzel describes the mysteries surrounding the 19th century…

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    1976 Republican National Convention Discussion

    Panelists talked about the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, the last contested Republican convention. President Gerald Ford and former California Governor…

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    Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

    John Ferling talked about his book Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, in which he presents a history of the American declaration of independence from Britain in July 1776. The…

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    Eisenhower and the Frontier

    Timothy Rives talked about President Eisenhower’s belief that social welfare programs could fill the void created by the closing of the American frontier, which limited opportunities for…

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    Custer's Trials

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, in which he recalls the life of General George Armstrong Custer.

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    Eisenhower and the Space Race

    Professor Yanek Mieczkowski talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s space policies and priorities. He spoke about President Eisenhower’s efforts to establish a link between the…

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    President Taft to Chief Justice Taft

    Lewis Gould talked about how William Howard Taft became the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following his presidential term, Taft remained…

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    Native Americans and Foreign Disease

    Paul Kelton talked about why Native Americans were so vulnerable to European-introduced diseases. He said that prior to colonization indigenous populations had little to no exposure to…

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    Scarlet Letters

    Jack Cashill talked about his book Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism, in which he argues that the progressive agenda has eroded traditional values.…

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    Self-Help Messiah

    Steven Watts talked about his book, Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America, in which he chronicles the life and lasting impact of Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win…

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    Plessy v. Ferguson

    Author Williamjames Hoffer talked about his book, Plessy v. Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America, in which he examines the legacy of the 1896 Supreme Court decision that…

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    Lawrence Massacre and the Guerilla War

    Military history professor Tony Mullis talked about the guerrilla attack known as the Lawrence Massacre, which took place on August 21, 1863 in the pro-Union town of Lawrence, Kansas during…

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    Conversation with Jim Lehrer

    Jim Lehrer talked about the history of presidential debates, his 2011 memoir Tension City, and his post-debate interviews with many of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.…

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    Founding Finance

    William Hogeland talked about his book, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation, in which he presents the conflicting views of economics…

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    George Nash on Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover biographer George Nash talks about the complexity of the 31st president’s administration and legacy. Mr. Nash argued that Herbert Hoover was a much more dynamic, accomplished…

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    Bill and Hillary

    Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, in which he examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s personal relationship…

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    Our Supreme Task

    Philip White recalls former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, today know as the “Iron Curtain Speech,” that he delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5,…

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    American Emperor

    David Stewart recounts the political life of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), vice president of the United States from 1801-1805, who gained notoriety for his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804. Mr. Stewart reports…

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