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11:50 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #105

Paul Robeson

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss how interpretation can change through history, hearing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” sung by Paul Robeson.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"The Universe Within" by Neil Shubin

In his last book, Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago.

Now, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are in his new book, The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies.

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The Roundtable
9:40 am
Mon January 7, 2013

"The World Until Yesterday" by Jared Diamond

Pulitzer-Prize winner and UCLA Professor Jared Diamond joins us this morning to discuss his new book: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Orders from Berlin" and Hobbit talk with Simon Tolkien

It’s September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country’s morale. Britain’s fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anything that could give them the edge. Thus begins Simon Tolkien's new book, Orders from Berlin .

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

"This Indian Country" by Frederick Hoxie

Frederick E. Hoxie, one of our most prominent and celebrated academic historians of Native American history, has written a book entitled, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made, which creates a bold and sweeping counter-narrative to our conventional understanding of Native American history.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon December 3, 2012

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is a history of on the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the most successful farm labor union in United States history.

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Capital District News
12:10 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Lawrence Benenson - “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free"

Ever since the establishment of our democracy, citizens of the United States have demonstrated both pleasure and disgust with their government by exercising their right to vote.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 20, 2012

David Talbot - "Season of the Witch"

We welcome David Talbot and speak with him about his book, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love, which tells the story of San Francisco between 1967 and 1982.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly’s new book about the Irish Potato Famine is deeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions behind a tragedy of epic proportions.

It started in 1845 and before it was over more than one million men, women, and children would die and another two million would flee the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was the worst disasters in the nineteenth century—it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War

The book - Love and Revolutionary Greetings: An Ohio Boy in the Spanish Civil War - is the story of Sam Levinger, a young man who went to Spain in 1937 to join the fight against fascism. His story is placed in the historical context of the 1930’s, when freedom everywhere was threatened by Franco, Hitler and Mussolini.

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