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    After Words with Emrys Westacott

    Professor Emrys Westacott talked about his book The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less, in which he explores the philosophy behind frugal living. He is interviewed by…

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    Dennis Prager on Happiness and Goodness

    Author and radio host Dennis Prager spoke about his keys to happiness and goodness. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California.

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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

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    Future of Libraries

    Zócalo Public Square hosted a conversation with long-time librarians and educators about the future of traditional libraries in reaction to evolving digital information, technology, and…

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    Big Fresno Fair

    John Alkire talked about the history of the Big Fresno Fair and what makes it unique. He said the fair is important in a region where agricultural business is such a large part of the economy. C-SPAN’s…

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    Twentieth Century Suburbs

    Professor Evan Friss talked about the evolution of suburbs from the early 1900s to the present day. He spoke about how changes to home loan policies, the mass production of houses, and the…

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    Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women

    Blain Roberts talked about her book Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South, in which she looks at the role of beauty in the racial conflicts in the South during…

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    Early 20th Century Anti-Vice Campaigns

    Historians talked about anti-vice campaigns throughout the first half of the 1900s, such as prohibition, crusades against opium, and policing of prostitution and gambling. The panelists argued…

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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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    White House Kennedy Center Honorees

    President Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees. The president honored pianist Martha Argerich, actor Al Pacino,…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The Architect of the Capitol and members of Idaho’s congressional delegation delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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    First Lady Michelle Obama and Children of Military Families Making Crafts

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House and assisted the children in making holiday crafts. Sunny, Bo, Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive…

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    First Lady Welcome to Military Families

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House for a tour of the 2016 holiday decorations. In remarks she thanked them for their sacrifices and service to the country. The…

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    White House 2016 Holiday Decorations Preview

    The press toured the White House to look at the Christmas decorations. The 2016 holiday season theme at the White House was “The Gift of the Holidays.” First lady Michelle Obama reportedly…

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    White House Christmas Tree Arrival

    In an annual holiday event, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by dogs Bo and Sunny and nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson, received the White House Christmas tree to be displayed in the…

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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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