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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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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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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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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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The polemic "anti-theist" writer Christopher Hitchens engages in "The Great God Debate" with Conservative Jewish leader Rabbi David J. Wolpe. Does God exist? Is religion a force for good or evil in the world? Can ancient texts be squared with modern science? Can morality be divorced from religion? How important is God to Jewish identity?

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Technology commentator Nicholas Carr explores the psychological impact of the Internet and his new book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

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Business and technology writer Daniel Pink explores what makes us most productive, and discusses his new book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas E. Ricks discusses the American military adventure in Iraq, with a preface on recent developments.

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Nikki Giovanni reads and discusses excerpts from her latest of 27 books, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems.

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US Senator Barack Obama, D-IL discusses his new book, The Audacity of Hope, and his views on American politics with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.

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