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The Perfect Police State

55m 5s

Author Geoffrey Cain discusses his new book, The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terryifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future, with journalist Ishaan Tharoor. They explore the systematic oppression of the Uyghur population in northwest China and the increasing use of technology to monitor and track ethnic minorities in authoritarian states.

Episodes

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    The Perfect Police State

    55m 5s

    Author Geoffrey Cain discusses his new book, The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terryifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future, with journalist Ishaan Tharoor. They explore the systematic oppression of the Uyghur population in northwest China and the increasing use of technology to monitor and track ethnic minorities in authoritarian states.

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    Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

    56m 28s

    Author George Packer discusses his new book, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal, with fellow journalist Franklin Foer. They explore how to promote greater equality and self-government in a politically and culturally divided America.

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    The Engagement

    57m 57s

    Author Sasha Issenberg discusses his new book, The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage, with political analyst Amy Walter. They explore the history and impact of key Supreme Court decisions that changed the path of same-sex marriage from unimaginable to the inevitable.

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    On Juneteenth

    54m 23s

    Author Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her new book, On Juneteenth, with historian Rebecca Hall.

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    No Common Ground

    56m 15s

    Karen Cox discusses her book No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice, with history professor Anne Sarah Rubin.

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    Story Movements

    57m 11s

    Author Caty Borum Chattoo discusses her latest book, Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change, with television producers Sheila Nevins and Marjan Safinia.

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    The Agitators

    56m 9s

    Author Dorothy Wickenden discusses her latest book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights with Jelani Cobb.

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    Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story

    57m 48s

    Author Mazie Hirono discusses her new memoir, Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story with NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg. They explore her childhood as a poor Japanese immigrant in Honolulu, the trauma of family separation, her political awakening marching in anti-war protests, and transformation into a fiercely outspoken U.S. Senator.

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    The Daughters of Kobani

    52m 13s

    Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her latest book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice, with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. They explore how a courageous female fighting group of Kurdish women lead a military campaign to defeat ISIS while championing women's rights in Syria.

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    Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

    57m 39s

    Author Rosa Brooks discusses her latest book, Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, with former federal prosecutor Paul Butler. They explore the challenges police officers face when combatting and using violence, the blue wall of silence, and obstacles in police reform from her unique perspective as an academic policy wonk who became a volunteer police officer.

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    First Principles

    56m 18s

    Author Thomas E. Ricks discusses his latest book, Title First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country, with General James Mattis. They explore how ancient philosophers grappled with questions of independence as well as how to form and keep a new nation.

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    A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington and the 4, 978 Schools That Changed America

    Saturday
    Aug 7

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    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.
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    A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington and the 4, 978 Schools That Changed America

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour

    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.
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    Politics and Prose Live!

    Sunday
    Aug 8

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    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.
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    Politics and Prose Live!

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.
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    Politics and Prose Live!

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    Aug 14

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    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.
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    Conversations with leading thinkers and public figures about their latest books.

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