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Photograph by Mark Thiessen

We welcome the man who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985, Bob Ballard.

Music: "Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix" - Ian Whitcomb conducting The White Star Orchestra on the album, Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage.

We welcome Piers Paul Read (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors) to the show and speak with him about The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two.

The Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences along with the Iraqi Refugee Project is presenting a talk by Columbia University Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science, George Saliba, on Thursday, April 6

We welcome Lizzie (E.M.) Collingham and discuss her book, The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food.

The Hunt for KSM

Apr 3, 2012

Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer discuss their book, The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

The Presidents

Apr 3, 2012

Dennis Gaffney joins us to talk about the book he co-authored with his brother, Peter. The book is The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time .

Music - "The Presidents" by Jonathan Coulton.

We welcome Susan Hertog and discuss her book, Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power.

Jamal Joseph speaks with us about his life - from the streets of Harlem to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia University.

Joe Donahue welcomes Shealeen Meaney and Sally Roesch Wagner as we host a Community Conversation supported by New York Council for the Humanities.

Joe Donahue speaks with Andrew Cracknell about his book, The Real Mad Men: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertising.

We speak with Anne Sebba about her book, That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

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