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Egypt & the US 101

In History, News, Politics on February 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

Nezar AlSayyad in his office.

Basics on Egyptian/US relations with Nezar AlSayyad, chair of Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.

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Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted

In History on December 10, 2010 at 2:35 am

Mitch Jeserich speaks to historian Tamim Ansary, author of the book Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes.

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Mae Ngai, author of The Lucky Ones

In History on December 9, 2010 at 6:20 am

Mitch Jeserich speaks to Mae Ngai, Professor of History and Asian American Studies at Colombia University, about her new book The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America.

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Anna McCarthy, author of the Citizen Machine

In History, Media & Technology on December 9, 2010 at 6:10 am

Mitch Jeserich speaks to Anna McCarthy, who teaches the history of television, at New York University, about her book The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America.

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Tim Wu, the author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

In History, Media & Technology on December 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Mitch Jeserich talks to Columbia University professor of law Tim Wu about his new book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

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Fatima Bhutto, member of Pakistan’s powerfull political family the Bhuttos

In History, Politics on December 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Mitch Jeserich speaks to Fatima Butto, author of Songs of Blood and Swords.  Fatima Bhutto is from the powerful Pakistani family the Bhuttos.  Click here to listen or right click to download.

Erwin Chemerinsky on 40 years of conservative influence in the courts.

In History, Law, Politics on December 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Mitch Jeserich speaks to Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of Irvine School of Law, about his new book The Conservative Assault on the Constitution.  Click here to listen or right click to download.

HW Brands, author of “American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900”

In Economy, History on December 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Mitch Jeserich speaks to historian HW Brands about his book  “American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900”  Click here to listen.

Simon Winchester talks about his new book The Atlantic

In History on November 30, 2010 at 3:00 am

Mitch Jeserich speaks to author Simon Winchester about his book The Atlantic.  Winchester is also the author of such books as the Professor and the Madman and The Meaning of Everything.  Click here to listen.

Religious Conservatism and Capitalism with Jeff Sharlet

In History, Politics on November 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

Mitch Jeserich speaks to journalist Jeff Sharlet about Sharlet’s investigation into a powerful conservative religious group that operates in the nation’s capitol.  Click here to listen.