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STORY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE

Tuesday, July 23rd

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Julie Keller NEW

The super-heated rhetoric over immigration and border security in the United States is part of a long tradition of anti-immigration hysteria. Julie Keller puts our recent panic in a sociological context-exploring changes in who works on American dairy farms, and how they traveled from Mexico to farms in the upper-Mid-West.

Wednesday, July 24th

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William Taubman NEW

Mikhail Gorbachev is one of the most important figures of the 20th century. A child of the Soviet Union, and a fast rising star in the Communist Party, Gorbachev was also a democratizer whose reforms led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. William Taubman authored the definitive biography of the last Soviet leader.

Thursday, July 25th

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Helen Schulman NEW

It's almost taken for granted that technology is changing America. Whether we're talking about job losses, election meddling, or the role of big-data in healthcare, technology is everywhere. Helen Schulman, through her remarkable fiction, warns that technology is changing our personal relationships and our families, too.

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Maggie Smith NEW

Maggie Smith, an award winning poet.

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Maggie Smith NEW

Maggie Smith, an award winning poet.

Friday, July 26th

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Philip Deloria NEW

The British colonies in the New World, and later the United States, were built on land taken from native populations. Philip Deloria explores the interplay of Native Americans and the development of America's national identity.

Saturday, July 27th

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Lisa Genova NEW

Lisa Genova, best-selling author (Still Alice; Every Note Played; and more) and neuroscientist.

Wednesday, July 31st

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Adam Zyglis NEW

Adam Zyglis, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from The Buffalo News.

Thursday, August 1st

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Danny Strong NEW

Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter and co-creator of "Empire" on FOX.

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Danny Strong NEW

Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter and co-creator of "Empire" on FOX.

Friday, August 2nd

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Maggie Smith NEW

Maggie Smith, an award winning poet.

Saturday, August 3rd

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Danny Strong NEW

Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter and co-creator of "Empire" on FOX.

Wednesday, August 7th

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Ashley Jardina NEW

Typically, identity politics are associated with marginalized groups-communities that have been defined as "other" by the dominant group in a political culture. Ashley Jardina explains the contemporary emergence of white-identity politics.

Thursday, August 8th

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Dan Barry

In decades of writing for The New York Times, Dan Barry has captured powerful stories, from grown men living in servitude on an Iowa poultry farm to the unnamed children lost to history in Ireland's homes for unwed mothers.

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Ashley Jardina NEW

Typically, identity politics are associated with marginalized groups-communities that have been defined as "other" by the dominant group in a political culture. Ashley Jardina explains the contemporary emergence of white-identity politics.

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Ashley Jardina NEW

Typically, identity politics are associated with marginalized groups-communities that have been defined as "other" by the dominant group in a political culture. Ashley Jardina explains the contemporary emergence of white-identity politics.

Friday, August 9th

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Eve Ewing

Race in American life is still a very powerful force. Eve L. Ewing explores its potency in her scholarship and bears often personal witness to it in her art and in her poetry.

Tuesday, August 13th

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Gavriel Rosenfeld NEW

History, when seen through the eyes of people living in a particular era, becomes less predictable, decisions seem less certain, and understanding becomes, in fact, more complete. Gavriel Rosenfeld brings that discipline to the history of "the Fourth Reich," a fear that has mobilized and motivated Europe and the world since 1945.

Wednesday, August 14th

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Omer Bartov

"What would I have done?" It's a central question in the student of history's imagination when confronted by the horrors of the holocaust. Omar Bartov delves deep into the experience of one town in Ukraine changed forever by genocide.

Thursday, August 15th

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Margalit Fox

Death, the old saying goes, is part of life. That wisdom seems especially appropriate if, like Margalit Fox, you are a staff writer on the Obituaries desk at The New York Times.

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Gavriel Rosenfeld NEW

History, when seen through the eyes of people living in a particular era, becomes less predictable, decisions seem less certain, and understanding becomes, in fact, more complete. Gavriel Rosenfeld brings that discipline to the history of "the Fourth Reich," a fear that has mobilized and motivated Europe and the world since 1945.

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Gavriel Rosenfeld NEW

History, when seen through the eyes of people living in a particular era, becomes less predictable, decisions seem less certain, and understanding becomes, in fact, more complete. Gavriel Rosenfeld brings that discipline to the history of "the Fourth Reich," a fear that has mobilized and motivated Europe and the world since 1945.

Friday, August 16th

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Bernard Lafayette

Imagine the courage of a young black man in the Jim Crow South to sit at a "Whites Only" lunch counter; to need a military escort for a bus ride; to be assaulted by the Ku Klux Klan, and, through it all, to remain committed to non-violence. Dr. Bernard LaFayette has done just that.

Tuesday, August 20th

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Frank Bowman NEW

Of the two mechanisms in the U.S. Constitution for removing a president from office, impeachment remains the only way to remove a sitting president for crimes. Frank Bowman explores the history of impeachment and the arguments for, and against, the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

Wednesday, August 21st

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Maddie Mcgarvey

The work of talented photographers inspires: the composition; the courage to go after stories; the ability to frame a subject is so much more than simply "pointing and shooting" a camera. Maddie McGarvey does it better than most.

Thursday, August 22nd

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Martin Puchner

Stories have the power to change the world. Martin Puchner is a scholar of the impact stories have had on minds around the world, and on human history itself.

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Frank Bowman NEW

Of the two mechanisms in the U.S. Constitution for removing a president from office, impeachment remains the only way to remove a sitting president for crimes. Frank Bowman explores the history of impeachment and the arguments for, and against, the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

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Frank Bowman NEW

Of the two mechanisms in the U.S. Constitution for removing a president from office, impeachment remains the only way to remove a sitting president for crimes. Frank Bowman explores the history of impeachment and the arguments for, and against, the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

Friday, August 23rd

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Tara Copp

Whether it's a film like "Saving Private Ryan," or a memoir like A Helmet for My Pillow, the temptation to romanticize war-and the Second World War, in particular-is part of American life. Tara Copp made sense of her own experience in the Iraq war, by understanding her grandfather's service more than 70 years ago.

Saturday, August 24th

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Caroline Orr

A behavioral scientist by training, an unwanted Twitter celebrity by circumstance, Caroline Orr uses social media to make sure her scholarship reaches a wide audience-and in doing so helped expose Russia's disinformation campaign against the United States.

Wednesday, August 28th

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Deborah Carr NEW

For older Americans with means and access to quality healthcare, as well as the emotional benefits of a loving family and friends, the "golden years" are just that. But Deborah Carr warns that millions of Americans find their later years characterized by poverty, poor health, inadequate housing, and loneliness.

Thursday, August 29th

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Daphne Matziaraki

4.1 miles is the distance from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, and the scene of incredible human courage, compassion, and loss as told by Daphne Matziaraki in her Academy Award-nominated short documentary about the refugee crisis in Europe.

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Deborah Carr NEW

For older Americans with means and access to quality healthcare, as well as the emotional benefits of a loving family and friends, the "golden years" are just that. But Deborah Carr warns that millions of Americans find their later years characterized by poverty, poor health, inadequate housing, and loneliness.

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Deborah Carr NEW

For older Americans with means and access to quality healthcare, as well as the emotional benefits of a loving family and friends, the "golden years" are just that. But Deborah Carr warns that millions of Americans find their later years characterized by poverty, poor health, inadequate housing, and loneliness.

Friday, August 30th

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Julian Chambliss

Local plans to remove Civil War monuments reflect not just the history of America's bloodiest war, but our collective memory of it as well. Julian Chambliss discusses the war and its commemoration.

Saturday, August 31st

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Edward Luce

Western liberalism-the idea that freedom is best preserved by free institutions-is under assault. Edward Luce, a Washington correspondent for the Financial Times explores the rise of populist politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.