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Informative conversations with people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.

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Informative conversations with people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.

    Siddhartha Mukherjee, U.S. Response to Covid-19

    Siddhartha Mukherjee, U.S. Response to Covid-19

    Physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical science that is being used to combat it.  
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    • 59 min
    Elena Conis, "Vaccine Nation"

    Elena Conis, "Vaccine Nation"

    University of California at Berkeley historian of medicine Elena Conis talks about the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s.
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    • 58 min
    Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, University of Texas

    Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, University of Texas

    University of Texas history professor Peniel Joseph talks about the activism and converging ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the importance of their thinking on the fight for civil rights in America.
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    Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition”

    Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition”

    Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” discussed his book, Imperfect Union, which chronicles John and Jessie Fremont and their exploration of the American West in the 19th century.
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    • 58 min
    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation"

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation"

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy talked about her segregationist father’s controversial career as the former four-term Alabama governor and presidential candidate, and his later political conversion after almost being assassinated in 1972. She also talked about her friendship with Representative John Lewis (D-GA). 
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    • 56 min
    Malcom Gladwell, "Talking to Strangers"

    Malcom Gladwell, "Talking to Strangers"

    Malcolm Gladwell discussed his new book, Talking to Strangers, about how people make judgments, often inaccurately, about strangers.
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    • 58 min

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