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Booknotes is back with more compelling interviews in a new podcast, Booknotes+. Taking the concept from Brian Lamb's long running Booknotes TV program, the podcast offers listeners more books and authors. Booknotes+ features a mix of new interviews with authors and historians, along with some old favorites from the archives. The platform may be different, but the goal is the same – give listeners the opportunity to learn something new.
 
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Today's program looks at bipartisan Senate talks on anti-gun violence measures, Senate GOP blocks bill on domestic terrorism, Sec of State Anthony Blinken on confronting rise of China and Senate confirmation hearing for NATO top general. Interview with The Intercept's Ryan Grim (9). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks at the debate over gun laws after Tue's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Senate hearing for ATF Dir nominee, President Biden issues a police reform Executive Order, FDA Comm on infant formula shortage and campaign primary winners & losers in Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, NATO Secretary General urging "freedom" over "profit" when dealing with Russia & China, President Biden meets Quad leaders in Tokyo and campaign primary day in U.S. Interview with CFR's Sheila Smith.(15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Professor Olivier Zunz has been a professor of history at the University of Virginia since 1979. He was born and raised in France and received his Ph.D. from Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris in 1977. Alexis de Tocqueville (TOKE-vihl) was also a Frenchman. At 25, Tocqueville traveled throughout the United States for nine months and recorded his…
 
House bill to prosecute gas price gouging, FDA Commissioner on alleviating infant formula shortage, Senate passes $40B Ukraine aid and President Biden hosts leaders of Finland and Sweden on NATO expansion. Interview with Washington Post's Tyler Pager on President's trip to Asia (40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks at the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act in the House following the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, DHS Misinformation Governance Board on pause and Finland & Sweden apply for NATO membership. Interview with Politico's David Siders on Tuesday's election primaries (15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
Today's program looks at President Biden's calling white supremacy a "poison" to America after the Buffalo, NY mass shooting, House Democrats' bills to ease the infant formula shortage and a House committee hearing on UFO's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
Joe Madison has hosted a radio talk show for over 40 years. He's known to his audience as the "Black Eagle" and can be heard daily on SiriusXM radio. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Mr. Madison started his professional life as an activist. One of his first jobs was working for the NAACP as political d…
 
Today's program has the latest on the massacre in Buffalo over the weekend, with details on President Biden's trip there tomorrow. Also, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with the President of Finland on their decision to apply to NATO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program includes President Biden on the baby formula shortage, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby urges Congress to pass more Ukraine funding and more on Roe v. Wade. Plus, interviews with Susan Ferrechio of The Washington Times (15) on Former Vice President Mike Pence and his endorsement of Georgia Gubanortial candidate Brian Kemp and DeA…
 
Today's program looks at President Biden and Republicans' plans to bring down inflation, Treasury Secretary Yellen on economic impact of limiting access to abortion and DNI Haines on Russian President Putin's war goals in Ukraine. Interview with Washington Post Business Reporter Evan Halper (9). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
Megan McArdle has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 2018. She has described herself as a right-leaning libertarian. At the same time, she says she's actually a social liberal. Megan McArdle graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English literature in 1994 and worked for several start-ups before getting an MBA fr…
 
Today's program includes the latest on SCOTUS and Roe v. Wade. Plus, reaction to Russian President Vladamir Putin's address on Victory Day and help to lower the cost of internet services. We're joined by Alex Gangitano of The Hill with more on lowering internet costs (21). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program includes remarks from President Joe Biden on the release of April's job numbers. The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell (7) joins by phone to discuss the latest on the U.S. economy. Plus, more on the war in Ukraine Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby and WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Roe v. Wade. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Interviews with Axios' Neil Irwin on Federal Reserve's raising interest rates 0.5% to tame inflation (5) and The Hill's Rebecca Beitsch on DHS Misinformation Governance Board (24), and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) at Reagan Presidential Library on the future of the Republican Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks at the leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion overturning the right to abortion, President Biden at weapons plant in Alabama on aid to Ukraine and World Press Freedom Day. Interview with Bloomberg's Steven Dennis (18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The book is called "Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War." The author is Deborah Cohen, a professor at Northwestern University. Prof. Cohen primarily focuses on four American journalists who traveled the world in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s: H.R. Knickerbocker, Vincent "Jimmy" Sheean, Dorothy Thompson, and John Gunt…
 
Today's program looks at the primary elections in Georgia & Ohio, State Dept warning Russia may try to annex more Ukrainian territory and President Biden at Walter Mondale's funeral. Interview with Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com political reporter Seth Richardson (14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The latst on the Pentagon's plans to begin weapons training with Ukrainian Armed Forces, House Members hold a hearing on Covid-19 and Public Health, plus a deep dive into student loan forgiveness with Joey Garrison of USA Today (15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
Today's program looks at DHS Sec Mayorkas before a House committee on immigration and Title 42 ending, U.S.-Russia prisoner swap and Madeleine Albright funeral. Interview with E&E News' Nick Sobczyk on possible bipartisan energy & climate bill (33). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
For the past twenty years, Dr. Thomas Fisher has worked in the emergency department at the University of Chicago Medical Center, serving the same South Side community in which he was raised. During the past two years of COVID-19, he decided to write about his experience in a large urban hospital emergency room. He says that at the end of a shift he…
 
Today's program includes the latest on the hearing on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and audio released from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Both deal with the fallout from the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. We speak with Max Greenwood of The Hill (7) and Juliegrace Brufke of The Washington Examiner (20). Learn more about …
 
President Biden announces more military aid for Ukraine, Treasury Sec Yellen on walking out of G20 meeting when Russian official was speaking and former President Obama on confronting online disinformation. Interview with CFR's Matthias Matthijs on the French Presidential election (17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks at Russia's test launch of a new ICBM, latest on Russia's war in Ukraine and DHS Secretary Mayorkas in Panama on U.S. immigration policy. Interview with The Hill's Aris Folley on federal marijuana legalization bills in Congress (39). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today's program looks at calls for British PM Johnson to resign over COVID lockdown violations and Russia FM Lavrov ruling out using nuclear weapons. Interviews with The Atlantic's Tom McTague in London (7) and The Hill's Mike Lillis on U.S. House committee leader term limits (42). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In Jeffrey Frank's recent book titled "The Trials of Harry S. Truman," he reports that at his low point in his time as president, Truman's popularity rating was at 16 percent. However, seventy years later, according to the latest C-SPAN survey, he was ranked sixth most effective of 44 U.S. presidents. Jeffrey Frank, whose career includes profession…
 
Today's program looks at reports President Biden will send a top U.S. official to Ukraine, Russian warship sinking after attack and U.S. lawmakers making a surprise visit to Taiwan. Interview with Des Moines Register's Brianne Pfannenstiel on DNC changing presidential primary state order (29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Today's program looks at the capture of NYC subway mass shooting suspect Frank R. James, Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX) on a deal to ease border truck inspections, CDC extends transit mask mandate, and U.S. sending $800M more military aid to Ukraine. Interview with Texas Tribune reporter Mitchell Ferman (10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
The book is titled "The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy." The author is Christopher Leonard, the current director of the Watchdog Writers Group at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. On the dust jacket of the book it says: "If you ask most people what forces led to today's income inequality and f…
 
Today's program includes President Biden's announcement of a new rule to regulate and limit the proliferation of so-called “ghost guns” and nominates Steve Dettelbach to be ATF director. We'll also have more on Ukraine and the week ahead in Washington with Tyler Pager of The Washington Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
Today's program includes more with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the incoming Supreme Court Justice. Today, she spoke at the White House on the historic significance of becoming the first black woman to sit on the nation's highest court. We talked to Joseph Clark of the Washington Times (20) with more on Ukraine and Congress. Learn more about your a…
 
Today's program looks at Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Congress passes bills to deny Russia normal trade relations & to ban Russian energy imports and Speaker Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19. Interview with The New Statesman's Emily Tamkin on prosecuting war crimes (13). Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Today's program looks at a House hearing with oil company executives on high gas prices, President Biden announces new sanctions against Russia and House holds former Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in contempt for not cooperating with Jan 6 investigation. Interview with MarketWatch's Steven Goldstein (13). Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Emma Camp is a 22-year-old senior at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson. She calls herself a liberal and has written opinion pieces for the school newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. Back in October of 2020, Ms. Camp had some strong things to say about the First Amendment. She wrote that: "The first amendment does no…
 
Today's program looks at the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden calling for Russian President Putin to be put on trial for war crimes and GOP State Attorneys General sue the Biden Administration over repeal of immigration rule Title 42. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Today's program looks at the release of the March job numbers with Jeffry Bartash of MarketWatch (5) and the House passed legislation legalizing weed. We talk with Politico's cannabis reporter Natalie Fertig for the latest (20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
Today's program looks at release of 180 million barrels of oil from the SPR, Sen. Graham (R-SC) to vote against Supreme Court nomination and House passes bill to cap insulin costs. Interview with Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko (6). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
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