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Summary: Interesting people. Informative conversations. Every Sunday night on Q&A, we introduce you to the people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.

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 Craig Fehrman, "Author in Chief" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:48

Journalist and historian Craig Fehrman analyzes American presidents through the lens of the books they've written.

 Q&A with Lual Mayen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:19

Lual Mayen recounts his journey from life as a South Sudanese refugee to a Washington, D.C.-based video game developer and CEO of his company Junub Games.

 Kathryn Sullivan, "Handprints on Hubble" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:52

Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, talks about being part of NASA's first class of female astronauts and her participation in the launch and maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope.

 Iowa Caucuses History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:38

David Yepsen talks about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held this year on February 3, 2020. Mr. Yepsen was the chief political writer for the Des Moines Register, where he covered politics for 34 years.

 History of the New Hampshire Primary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:54

Former [New Hampshire Union Leader] Publisher and now Editor-at-Large Joseph McQuaid talks about his state's presidential primary history. This year's primary is February 11, 2020.

 History of Impeachment in the Senate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:40

Historian emeritus of the U.S. Senate, Donald Ritchie, talks about the process and history of Senate impeachment trials, including those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump.

 Daniel Weiss, "In That Time" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:20

Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about the life of poet Michael O'Donnell, who went missing in action during the Vietnam War after the helicopter he was piloting was shot down over Cambodia.

 Dr. Azra Raza, "The First Cell" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:24

Dr. Azra Raza, professor of medicine and director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, takes a critical look at the way we have treated cancer in the United States since the early 1970s and discusses how patient care can be improved.

 Holly Jackson, "American Radicals" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:31

University of Massachusetts professor Holly Jackson discusses her book, [American Radicals], about the people, inspired by the Founding Fathers, who worked to spread freedom and equality in the United States during the 19th Century.

 Presidential Press Coverage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:25

The Newseum's Patty Rhule talks about how the press has covered American presidents over the course of our history. She is vice president of the museum's content and exhibit development.

 Presidential Nominating Process | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:53

Lara Brown of George Washington University discusses how the current presidential nominating system developed. She is the political management school director at George Washington University & author of "Jockeying for the American Presidency."

 A Reporter's View of Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:28

Pamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the [Washington Post]'s Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief. She talks about her work, the people she's met, the issues she's covered, and conditions today.

 Susannah Cahalan, "The Great Pretender" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:17

Journalist Susannah Cahalan discusses her book, [The Great Pretender], about a 1973 experiment led by Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan that was conducted to test the legitimacy of psychiatric hospitals in America.

 Supreme Court Chief Justices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:45

Elizabeth Papez - a litigator and partner in the firm of Gibson Dunn, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas -- discusses several high profile U.S. Supreme Court chief justices.

 Chris Arnade, "Dignity" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:00

Former Wall Street trader turned photojournalist Chris Arnade discusses his book, [Dignity], in which he documents the plight of those living on the margins of society in America.


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