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Listen to an archival recording of Senator John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, which was made exclusively for New York radio station WQXR's 1957 July 4th observance.

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Arnold Rampersad discusses his new book, Ralph Ellison: A Biography. Georgia Center for the Book presents the acclaimed writer as part of the Decatur Arts Festival celebration.

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Pioneer of mind body medicine Herbert Benson explores his new book, The Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing.

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Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate.

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Afghan American novelist Khaled Hosseini discusses A Thousand Splendid Suns, the follow-up to his best-seller, The Kite Runner. The new book is another searing epic of Afghanistan in turmoil.

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Yale law professor Amy Chua discusses the differences between Eastern and Western parenting techniques and her new memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and Jonathan McDowell, astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center, discuss NASA's Vision, the benefits and disadvantages of manned versus robotic missions, and whether we should be spending money on space-related projects instead of addressing needs here on earth.

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French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure is a guide, showing how to savor all life's moments in moderation, in season, and, above all, with pleasure.

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Drawing on the literature of combat, from Homer and Shakespeare to Erich Maria Remarque and Michael Herr, Hedges discusses how human beings are conditioned to embrace what he calls 'the myth of war' -- the idea that combat is noble, selfless, and glorious.

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One of America's greatest poets, Emily Dickinson remains largely an enigma. Alfred Habegger, author of The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr., sheds new light on Dickinson in his biography, My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson.

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