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Tuesday, December 18th

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Tara Copp NEW

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.

Wednesday, December 19th

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Caroline Orr NEW

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.

Thursday, December 20th

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Daphne Matziaraki NEW

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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Runtime: 00:27:16
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Mark Blyth NEW

One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we're talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that "austerity," as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea.

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Mark Blyth NEW

One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we're talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that "austerity," as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea.

Friday, December 21st

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Julian Chambliss NEW

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, December 22nd

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Edward Luce NEW

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.

Tuesday, December 25th

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Cj Chivers NEW

News consumers rely on a select group of journalists willing to travel into combat zones to understand the conflicts of the 21st century. No one in recent years has done that job better than CJ Chivers.

Thursday, December 27th

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Padma Venkatraman NEW

The stories we tell ourselves shape who we are, as individuals, and as a society. Padma Venkatraman is a novelist whose stories explore enduring themes about the use of violence to resist evil, the meaning of family, and tension between tradition and modernity.

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Alan Lightman NEW

The tension between faith and reason is an ancient one, made even more distinct in the West by the scientific revolution that preceded the era of the Enlightenment. Alan Lightman is a scientist whose personal transcendent experience shapes his view of spirituality today.

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Alan Lightman NEW

The tension between faith and reason is an ancient one, made even more distinct in the West by the scientific revolution that preceded the era of the Enlightenment. Alan Lightman is a scientist whose personal transcendent experience shapes his view of spirituality today.

Wednesday, January 2nd

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Mark Blyth NEW

One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we're talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that "austerity," as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea.

Thursday, January 3rd

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Jacquelyn Schneider NEW

The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners-guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors.

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Jacquelyn Schneider NEW

The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners-guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors.

Friday, January 4th

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Alan Lightman NEW

The tension between faith and reason is an ancient one, made even more distinct in the West by the scientific revolution that preceded the era of the Enlightenment. Alan Lightman is a scientist whose personal transcendent experience shapes his view of spirituality today.

Saturday, January 5th

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Jacquelyn Schneider NEW

The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners-guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors.

Tuesday, January 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.

Thursday, January 10th

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Runtime: 00:27:10
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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.

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Sr. Helen Prejean NEW

Since 1976, nearly 1500 Americans have been executed in the name of justice. Sister Helen Prejean, though, cautions about the human cost of the death penalty and the innocent victims wrongfully put to death.

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Sr. Helen Prejean NEW

Since 1976, nearly 1500 Americans have been executed in the name of justice. Sister Helen Prejean, though, cautions about the human cost of the death penalty and the innocent victims wrongfully put to death.

Friday, January 11th

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Runtime: 00:27:01
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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.

Saturday, January 12th

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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.

Tuesday, January 15th

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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.

Wednesday, January 16th

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Runtime: 00:26:34
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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, January 17th

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Runtime: 00:26:46
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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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John Kerry NEW

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Senator of Massachusetts John Kerry is interviewed.

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John Kerry NEW

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Senator of Massachusetts John Kerry is interviewed.

Friday, January 18th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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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, January 19th

12:00am on
Runtime: 00:27:21
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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, January 23rd

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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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.

Thursday, January 24th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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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.

6:00am on
Runtime: 00:29:00
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Jeffrey Lewis NEW

Speculative fiction allows authors to spin out scenarios and game outcomes from real-life headlines. Jeffrey Lewis rips recent headlines apart in a new novel about the U.S.-North Korea nuclear relationship to warn about the potential for miscalculation and nuclear war.

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Jeffrey Lewis NEW

Speculative fiction allows authors to spin out scenarios and game outcomes from real-life headlines. Jeffrey Lewis rips recent headlines apart in a new novel about the U.S.-North Korea nuclear relationship to warn about the potential for miscalculation and nuclear war.

Friday, January 25th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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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.

Tuesday, January 29th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Cj Chivers

News consumers rely on a select group of journalists willing to travel into combat zones to understand the conflicts of the 21st century. No one in recent years has done that job better than CJ Chivers.

Wednesday, January 30th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Padma Venkatraman

The stories we tell ourselves shape who we are, as individuals, and as a society. Padma Venkatraman is a novelist whose stories explore enduring themes about the use of violence to resist evil, the meaning of family, and tension between tradition and modernity.

Thursday, January 31st

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Mark Blyth

One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we're talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that "austerity," as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea.

6:00am on
Runtime: 00:29:00
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Rosella Cappella Zielinski NEW

Domestic political and economic considerations influence nations' foreign policies and how they wage conflict. Rosella Cappella Zielinski has analyzed the costs of war dating back almost two centuries and shared her insights about the enormous cost of war.

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Rosella Cappella Zielinski NEW

Domestic political and economic considerations influence nations' foreign policies and how they wage conflict. Rosella Cappella Zielinski has analyzed the costs of war dating back almost two centuries and shared her insights about the enormous cost of war.