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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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The author of such bestsellers as Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, discusses his latest book, How The Hell Did This Happen?, about the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's All Things Considered. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Joseph Stiglitz and Rana Foroohar - S19 E4

American economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal, is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at TIME. Stiglitz is the author of several books, the latest being The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Foroohar is author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Thomas Friedman and Congressman John Yarmuth - S19 E5

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He is interviewed by Kentucky journalist and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Robert Wright and Jon Kabat-Zinn - S20 E1

Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, is interviewed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Masha Gessen and Clarissa Ward - S20 E2

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about her new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - winner of the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. She is interviewed by Clarissa Ward, a CNN senior international correspondent. 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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