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    La Grande Vitesse

    Nancy Tweddale spoke about La Grande Vitesse, the first piece of publicly funded artwork in the country. The piece was designed by Alexander Calder and placed in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. She…

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    After Words with Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson talked about his book Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?, in which he argues that the shift towards condensed and immediate language is fueling a…

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    Titanic Survivor Molly Brown

    Jamie Melissa Wilms gave a tour of the Molly Brown House Museum and talked about Denver, Colorado’s Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown, better known as “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Ms. Wilms talked about how Molly Brown…

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    The World According to Star Wars

    Cass Sunstein talked about his book The World According to Star Wars, in which he discusses what can be learned about history, presidential politics, law, economics, and culture from the…

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    Writings on the Wall

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, about the political and social landscape in America. He was interviewed at…

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    National Park Service Museum Resource Center

    Bob Sonderman, director of the Museum Resource Center, gave a tour of the football field-sized warehouse which houses roughly 2.5 million archaeological objects from National Park locations…

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    Tribe

    Sebastian Junger talked about his book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

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    The Gray Rhino

    Michele Wucker talked about her book, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, about why society and governments fail to recognize and act on obvious dangers. In her book,…

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    The Smartest Places on Earth

    Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker talked about their book The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, in which they examine the next hot…

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    The Seventh Sense

    Joshua Cooper Ramo talked about his book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Network, in which he presents a picture of the world as seen by the powerful. Mr. Ramo spoke…

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    Political Polarization

    Former government officials, academics, and journalists talked about the causes of political polarization in America and the erosion of bipartisanship in government. Panelists included Haley Barbour, Mike McCurry,…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments divided by those saying “What’s Right With America” and those saying “What’s Wrong with…

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    Are We There Yet?

    Susan Sessions Rugh talked about her book, Are We There Yet?: The Golden Age of American Family Vacations. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour”…

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    Cultural Heritage and Confederate Monuments

    Professor Scott Nesbit talked about historic preservation and the debate over southern cultural heritage sites, such as the tearing down or the relocation of Civil War monuments and markers…

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    Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture

    Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and other books, delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival. This program contains language that may be…

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    Paper

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book, Paper: Paging Through History. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

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    Bettyville and Bobby Wonderful

    George Hodgman, author of Bettyville: A Memoir, and Bob Morris, author of Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents, talked about their respective memoirs. “Burying the Past: Why Two…

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    Origin of McDonald's Restaurants

    Albert Okura talked about how McDonald’s restaurants got their start in San Bernardino, California. He spoke about Dick and Maurice “Mac” McDonald and their impact on the food service industry in the 1950s. Mr.…

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    Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery

    Patty Rhule and Indira Williams Babic gave a tour of Newseum’s Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery in Washington, D.C. The gallery includes a John Singer Sargent portrait of Joseph Pulitzer. They…

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    Panel Discussion on the American Dream

    Bethany McLean, author of Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants, and Ben Strauss, author of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA, talked about their…

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