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  • After Words with Representative Adam Schiff

    After Words with Representative Adam Schiff

    Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) reflects on the Trump presidency, and his role in the president’s first impeachment trial, & shares his views on threats against American democracy. He’s interviewed by AP chief congressional correspondent Lisa Mascaro.

  • In Depth with Ross Douthat

    In Depth with Ross Douthat

    Author and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat talks and takes calls about politics, faith, and conservatism in America. His books include “Privilege,” "The Decadent Society" and a new memoir “The Deep Places.”

Featured Programs

  • After Words with Former Senator Ben Nelson

    After Words with Former Senator Ben Nelson

    Former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) discussed the decline of bipartisanship in the Senate and offered recommendations to restore it in the chamber. He was interviewed by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE).

  • <em>It Worked for Me</em>

    It Worked for Me

    Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former secretary of state, recounts his military and political career through a collection of 44 remembrances that impart General Powell’s thoughts on life and leadership. General Powell weaves his “Thirteen Rules” for life throughout the many stories he has collected,…

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  • <em>Wildland - The Making of America's Fury</em>

    Wildland - The Making of America's Fury

    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Evan Osnos offered his thoughts on the political climate in America after having spent a decade abroad. Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Books and Books Bookstore…

  • <em>There She Was</em>

    There She Was

    Washington Post Style editor Amy Argetsinger provided a history of the Miss America pageant and how it has responded to the women’s movement and social and political changes over its 100-year history. This was a virtual event hosted by East City Bookshop in…

  • <em>The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning</em>

    The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning

    Gary Hoover, founder of the book superstore chain Bookstop, talked about his business background, his love of reading and some of the books he has in his nearly 60,000 volume library.

  • <em>The Authority of the Court & the Peril of Politics</em>

    The Authority of the Court & the Peril of Politics

    In his new book, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cautioned against attempts to reform the high court. He was in conversation with CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic. Smithsonian Associates hosted this virtual event at the National Portrait Gallery in…

  • <em>Bettering Humanomics</em>

    Bettering Humanomics

    Economic historian Deirdre McCloskey, author of Bettering Humanomics," argued for a new kind of economics that focuses on science and a better understanding of human action.

  • <em>Assume Nothing</em> and <em>Aftershocks</em>

    Assume Nothing and Aftershocks

    Essayist Tanya Selvaratnam (Assume Nothing) and writer Nadia Owusu (Aftershocks) discussed their memoirs about identity, race, and violence against women. This virtual event was part of the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books.

  • <em>Disasterology</em> and <em>Waves and Beaches</em>

    Disasterology and Waves and Beaches

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy Assistant Professor of emergency management Samantha Montano (Disasterology ) and oceanographer Kim McCoy (Waves and Beaches) talked about disaster relief in the United States and the problems created by climate change. This virtual event…

  • <em>The Data Detective</em> and <em>Shape</em>

    The Data Detective and Shape

    Columnist Tim Harford (The Data Detective) and University of Wisconsin-Madison mathematics Professor Jordan Ellenberg (Shape ) discussed how numbers shape the way we understand the world. This virtual event was part of the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of…

  • <em>Save It for Later</em> and <em>Children Under Fire</em>

    Save It for Later and Children Under Fire

    National Book Award-winning cartoonist Nate Powell (Save It for Later) and Washington Post staff writer John Woodrow Cox (Children Under Fire) talked about gun violence and how to respond to it. This virtual event was part of the San Diego Union-Tribune…

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