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Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis, a retired 4-star Naval officer and former Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance, sits down with NPR host Melissa Block to talk about his new book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere: 3.16.20

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This series showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts. Interviews are taped at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, is interviewed by Jim Fleming, Peabody Award-winning host of Public Radio International's To the Best of Our Knowledge. In his book, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Jared Diamond and Sarah Hrdy - S15 E3

Jared Diamond, author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? and a professor of geography at UCLA is interviewed by Sarah Hrdy, professor emerita, University of California-Davis and associate in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Religion scholar Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of numerous books including The Gnostic Gospels and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, is interviewed by Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor in religion and the media at Syracuse University. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis and Rachel Maddow - S16 E1

U.S. Congressman John Lewis is turning to the graphic novel format to discuss the Civil Rights Movement with March, a vivid first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Congressman Lewis is interviewed by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Season 21 Episodes

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere Date 3.16.20

Dani Shapiro and Robert Siegel

S21 E1 Length 56:37 Premiere Date 11.11.19

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