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    Greenland and Climate Change

    Gretel Ehrlich talked about global climate change. Ms. Ehrlich spent 20 years traveling to Greenland, observing the lives and cultures of the villagers and hunters there. In 2016, she traveled to…

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    The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    Jill Lepore talked about her book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, in which she examines the feminist underpinnings of the superhero Wonder Woman. In her book, the author reports on the…

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    Words Will Break Cement

    Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen talked about her book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock collective, Pussy Riot, whose criticism of Russian…

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    No Simple Victory

    Norman Davies talked about his book No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945, published by Viking. In his book historian Norman Davies questions common conceptions about World War II including…

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    The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Mr. Hansen talked about his book, The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation, published by Ecco. This is the first book about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and…

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    Hollywood Left and Right

    Film historian Steven Ross presents a history of politics and the film industry. Mr. Ross examines the impact that Hollywood has played on the American political landscape and profiles several actors…

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    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora…

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    Politics, Supreme Court, and the Constitution

    Legal scholars spoke about the current make up and operations of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its future direction. They also talked about the growing influence of conservative legal theory on the federal judiciary and…

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    Future of Public Radio

    Participants spoke about the 40-year history of National Public Radio (NPR). Among the topics they addressed were the beginnings of NPR, how youth audiences feel about radio, Commenter Juan…

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    About Reading Panel

    Louise Steinman moderated a panel discussion on reading. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. Louise Steinman is the author of The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father’s War (Algonquin…

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    Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision

    Dr. Breger talked about his book, Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision: An Analytical Biography, published by John Wiley and Sons, and showed some of the pictures from the book. He talked about the “vision” of some of…

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    Civil Rights Movement Reporting

    Journalists Nick Kotz and Karl Fleming reported on the civil rights movement during the 1960s. The men discussed their experiences in the segregated South in the 1960s and 1970s. Fleming…

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    The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War

    Louise Steinman was interviewed about her book The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father’s War, published by Plume.