5,338Sep 8, 1994
Vice President Quayle spoke about family and moral issues near the second anniversary of the “Murphy Brown” television program that referred to Quayle’s earlier criticism of the ...
3,611May 23, 2011
Book Discussion on Area 51
Investigative reporter Annie Jacobsen presents a history of the military base Area 51, located in the Nevada desert. The author utilized recently declassified documents, on-site reporting, and ...
3,597Jun 4, 2013
Book Discussion on The Unwinding
George Packer talked about his book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, in which he presents a history of the United States over the past three decades by profilng numerous ...
3,174Jun 14, 2012
Book Discussion on Marijuana Gateway to Health
Clint Werner looks at the science and politics behind the medical marijuana movement (which he has been covering since 1996). So far, 16 states have approved using marijuana for medical purposes but ...
2,063Feb 24, 2010
Book Discussion on Dirty Rotten Strategies
The authors criticize all institutions for either solving the wrong problem unintentionally, or worse, intentionally tackling the right problem in the wrong way. They claim government is ...
1,919Apr 4, 2012
Book Discussion on Finance and the Good Society
Robert Shiller, a New York Times columnist and Yale University economics professor, argues that while Wall Street financial firms should be criticized for their role in the 2008 collapse,it ...
1,748Nov 18, 2009
Book Discussion on Hoodwinked
John Perkins talked about his book Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded - and What We Need to Do to Remake Them (Broadway Business November 10, ...
1,295Oct 23, 2012
Book Discussion on Makers
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of ...
1,149Mar 13, 2013
Book Discussion on Big Data
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier talk about a new field of research that uses massive amounts of specific information to predict human behavior and events. The authors spoke at the ...
1,102Jan 26, 2009
Rick Steves: A Perspective on Iran
Rick Steves, the author of travel guides for Europe and many European countries, talked about and showed slides of his recent trip to Iran and his television special for PBS. After spending 10 ...
1,051Jan 22, 2013
Book Discussion on National Insecurity
Melvin Goodman talked about his book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, in which he argues that our current level of spending on defense is excessive and is making us less ...
996Jan 8, 2009
Book Discussion on Healthcare, Guaranteed
Ezekiel Emanuel talked about his book, Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple Secure Solution for America, published by PublicAffairs (May 26, 2008). In the book he presents his plan to re-imagine ...
979May 11, 2011
Book Discussion on The Devil's Light
Richard North Patterson talked about the threat of a nuclear attack on Israel by terrorists and the possibility of another September 11-type attack in the U.S. He talked about his novel, The ...
979Jun 11, 2010
Book Discussion on Merchants of Doubt
Erik Conway talked about the book he wrote with Naomi Orestes, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Bloomsbury ...
960Dec 10, 1998
Book Discussion on Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Mr. Bloom talked about his book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, published by Riverhead Books. The book is about Mr. Bloom’s belief that “personality, in ...
901Sep 20, 2013
Book Discussion on Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Karima Bennoune talked about her book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism, in which she profiles Muslims around the world, including ...
889Aug 26, 2012
Book Discussion on Working on Mars
William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout ...
884Sep 5, 2012
Iran's Nuclear Program
Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian discussed diplomatic struggles between Iran and the international community, particularly in regards to Iran’s nuclear program. Iran’s nuclear ...
857Jan 12, 2006
Book Discussion on Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values
George Lakoff talked about his book Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives, published by Chelsea Green Publishing ...
853Sep 8, 2009
Book Discussion on Gen Buy
Kit Yarrow talked about the book she wrote with Jayne O’Donnell, Gen Buy: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail, published that day by Jossey-Bass. In ...
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