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"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
Masha Gessen

Last aired: April 20, 2014

"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
Jimmy Carter

Last aired: April 20, 2014

"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich

Last aired: April 19, 2014

"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd

Last aired: April 19, 2014

"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
"Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
Arundhati Roy

Last aired: April 13, 2014

"Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
Phyllis Chesler

Last aired: March 22, 2014

"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
Marwan Muasher

Last aired: March 10, 2014

"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
Books on Russia
Multiple Authors

Last aired: March 10, 2014

Books on Russia
"Radiance of Tomorrow"
Ishmael Beah

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"Radiance of Tomorrow"
"The Syria Dilemma"
Nader Hashemi; Danny Postel

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"The Syria Dilemma"
"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Elizabeth Economy; Michael Levi

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
James Bamford

Last aired: February 8, 2014

Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
Joseph Cirincione

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
Max Blumenthal

Last aired: February 1, 2014

"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
Erick Stakelbeck

Last aired: January 26, 2014

"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
Mehran Kamrava

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
Michael Rubin

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
Michael Scharf

Last aired: December 30, 2013

"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"
Jessica Alexander

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"
Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen
Stephen Randolph; Kathleen Rasmussen (ed.)

Last aired: December 1, 2013

Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen
"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
Ilan Berman

Last aired: November 11, 2013

"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
Nina Munk

Last aired: November 10, 2013

"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
David Kilcullen

Last aired: November 9, 2013

"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
"Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God"
Matthew Levitt

Last aired: October 14, 2013

"Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God"
"The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism"
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Last aired: October 14, 2013

"The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism"
"Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America"
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Last aired: September 22, 2013

"Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America"
"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"
Vijay Prashad

Last aired: September 16, 2013

"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"
"Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity"
Samuel Tadros

Last aired: September 14, 2013

"Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity"
Books on Syria & Middle East Issues
Various Authors

Last aired: September 8, 2013

Books on Syria & Middle East Issues
"World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements"
John Hunter

Last aired: September 7, 2013

"World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements"
"And the Mountains Echoed"
Khaled Hosseini

Last aired: September 2, 2013

"And the Mountains Echoed"
"Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad"
David Lesch

Last aired: August 31, 2013

"Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad"
"In the Body of the World: A Memoir"
Eve Ensler

Last aired: May 27, 2013

"In the Body of the World: A Memoir"
"If You Knew Me You Would Care"
Rennio Maifredi (Photographer); Zainab Salbi

Last aired: May 26, 2013

"If You Knew Me You Would Care"
"Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance"
George Michael

Last aired: May 20, 2013

"Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance"
Books on North Korea
Various Authors

Last aired: April 29, 2013

Books on North Korea
"Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa"
David Axe; Tim Hamilton

Last aired: April 21, 2013

"Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa"
"Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians"
Lela Gilbert; Paul Marshall; Nina Shea

Last aired: April 21, 2013

"Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians"

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Highlights

"Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis"
Tim Townsend

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant"
Ann Scott Tyson

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

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Sunday, April 20th

Monday, April 21st

2am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America"
James Lacy
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

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4/14     Council on Global Affairs, Chicago: Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy

4/15    RAND Corporation, Los Angeles: William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts

4/16    Eric Quezada Center for Politics, San Francisco: Lauren Coodley, Upton Sinclair

4/17    Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky: Matt Taibbi, The Divide

4/24     Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts: George Michael, Extremism in America

 

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