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Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

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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Rick Pitino, head coach of the University of Louisville men's basketball team and author of The One Day Contract, is interviewed by New York Times columnist Joe Nocera. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Author Alain de Botton discusses his book, The News: A User's Manual, a guide for our news addicted age. He is interviewed by Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and host of Reliable Sources. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his book, Rendez-vous with Art. He is interviewed by chief art critic for The New York Times Michael Kimmelman. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Legendary opera singer Jessye Norman, discusses her memoir Stand Up Straight and Sing!, which recalls the strong women who were her role models. She is interviewed by Gloria Steinem, feminist activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine. 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

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S21 E1 Length 56:37 Premiere Date 11.11.19

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