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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: December 4, 2011.. Carl Colby.. "The Man Nobody Knew" - Documentary Film.. BIO.. :.. CURRENTLY:.. Producer and Director, "The Man Nobody Knew".. President, Carl Colby Films, L.. L.. C.. PREVIOUSLY:.. For a complete listing of Carl Colby's film credits including producing, directing, writing and other credits, go to www.. carlcolbyfilms.. com.. EDUCATION:.. Gonzaga College High School (1968).. Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, A.. B.. Philosophy (1972).. More.. about.. Program Details.. Info.. : This week on Q&A, film producer Carl Colby discusses his latest documentary film about the life of his father, former CIA Director William Colby.. Carl details the actual production of the film, and discusses the choice of his mother,  ...   the spy business.. In the film, which Carl narrates, he reveals the distress his mother felt when she learned of the assassination of the South Vietnamese President in 1963.. He discusses coming to terms with people referring to his father as a murderer for his actions in Vietnam on behalf of the government.. William Colby was fired after two and one half years as CIA Director, after he revealed to Congress some of the agency s darkest secrets about extra-legal operations.. Carl Colby discusses the night his father died in 1996.. He comments that his father had had enough of this life.. The cause of death was officially determined to be a heart attack..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: November 27, 2011.. Simon Winchester.. Author, "Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories".. Author, "Atlantic".. Foreign Correspondent, The Guardian, 1969-1977l.. Chief Foreign Feature Writer, The Sunday Times 1977-1985.. Freelance Writer, 1985-1996.. Field Geologist, Falconbridge of Africa 1968.. Oxford University , England - Degree in Geology (1966).. BOOKS:.. The Alice Behind Wonderland (2011).. The Man Who Loved China (2008).. A Crack in the Edge of the World (2005).. Simon Winchester's Calcutta (2004).. The Professor and the Madman (1998).. Complete Listing of Books at simonwinchester.. PERSONAL:.. Married to Setsuko, 3 children.. : This week on Q&A, bestselling author Simon Winchester discusses the paperback release  ...   In addition, Winchester reviews details of a recent cross country trip which replicated the transcontinental motor convoy young Lt.. Col.. Dwight D.. Eisenhower volunteered for in 1919.. This journey later prompted President Eisenhower to propose the Interstate highway system in 1956.. Winchester talks about his formative years as a reporter, and his subsequent years as a freelance writer and author.. On July 4, 2011, in a ceremony conducted on the deck of the USS Constitution in Boston harbor, Simon was naturalized as an American citizen.. He describes why he did this and what it means to him.. He shares his writing and research habits, along with a discussion of future projects..

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    Descriptive info: November 20, 2011.. Lawrence Lessig.. Author, "Republic, Lost".. Author, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It".. Director, Edmond J.. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics - Harvard University.. Roy L.. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.. Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.. Professor, Harvard Law School.. Professor, University of Chicago Law School.. Clerk for Judge Richard Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.. Clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, U.. S.. Supreme Court.. University of Pennsylvania: BA Economics and BS Management.. Cambridge University: MA Philosophy.. Yale University: Juris Doctorate.. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000).. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001).. Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (2004).. Code: Version 2.. 0 (2006)..  ...   Edmond J.. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University.. In his book, he argues that large amounts of money, fueled by recent changes in campaign finance rules, can secure legislative influence in the United States government.. He assails powerful business interests which sponsor corporate lobbyists to buy results in Congress.. He suggests widespread citizen mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention will allow people to regain control of what he terms, the corrupted but redeemable representational system.. Lessig also speaks of the lessons gained from clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court, and Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court.. He offers his views on the Obama administration s accomplishments, and shares the influence his father had on him while growing up in central Pennsylvania..

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    Descriptive info: November 13, 2011.. Karl Marlantes.. Author, "What It Is Like To Go To War".. National Merit Scholarship, Yale University.. Rhodes Scholar (partial year), Oxford University (1967).. "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War" (2010).. Washington State Book Award for Fiction, (Matterhorn,2011).. Married, 5 children, resides in Duval, Washington.. : Former Marine Lieutenant Karl Marlantes talks about his newly released autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War.. He speaks of the profound impact being a front line soldier during war has made on his life.. Marlantes relates many of his own combat experiences, including one intense battle in Vietnam  ...   awarded by the Department of the Navy.. He shares his own anguish in recognizing and coming to terms with post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.. He feels that the military did a poor job of reintegrating Vietnam veterans to life back in the United States.. Marlantes cautions that every combat situation is a life changing experience, and many soldiers may return home and turn to drugs, alcohol, or suicide.. He states that those are the soldiers the country needs to look after.. He discusses his thirty year journey to write and publish his books, and his plans for the next one..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: November 6, 2011.. Stacy Schiff.. Author, "Cleopatra".. Guest Columnist, The New York Times.. Senior Editor, Simon and Schuster (1988-1990).. Editor, Viking Press (1983 - 1988).. Williams College, B.. A.. (1982).. Phillips Academy, Andover MA (high school 1978).. "Saint-Exupery: A Biography" (1994).. "Vera (Mrs.. Vladimir Nabokov)" (1999).. "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America" (2005).. Pulitzer Prize for "Vera" , 2000.. Director's Fellow, Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library.. Academy Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2006.. Married, 3 children, resides in New York and Canada.. : Pulitzer Prize winning author Stacy Schiff discusses her latest biography, Cleopatra, recently released in paperback.. Schiff  ...   the story of her 2006 article in The New Yorker magazine which led to the discovery that a Wikipedia administrator had falsified his school and job experiences.. She expresses caution against relying on Wikipedia s accuracy.. Schiff recounts her experiences in researching and writing all of her biographies, and her reliance upon archival research and original documentation as her most effective tools.. She cites her favorite biographers and speaks about her own style of writing out all her texts in mechanical pencil.. In addition, she talks about her 2010 article in The New York Times entitled, Cleopatra s Guide to Good Governance, which she describes as a primer for modern day Washington..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: October 30, 2011.. Jill Abramson.. Executive Editor, The New York Times and Author, "The Puppy Diaries".. Author, "The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout".. Executive Editor, The New York Times.. Senior Staff Reporter, The American Lawyer (1976-1986).. Editor in Chief, Legal Times (1986 - 1988).. Senior Reporter, Deputy Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal (1988-1997).. Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times 1997.. Harvard University, B.. History and Literature (1976).. Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City (high school 1972).. Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas (1995) coauthored with Jane Mayer.. Where Are They Now: The Story of the Women of Harvard Law (1974).. Married to Henry Little Griggs III, two children.. : Jill Abramson discusses her new position as  ...   and her recovery with a new puppy named Scout.. Abramson discusses her career in journalism, her motivation for writing, and her rise to her current position of executive editor at The Times.. She speaks about the explosion of choices readers now face for obtaining information.. She firmly asserts that The New York Times is more irreplaceable than ever because of its authority and the quality of the paper s journalism.. She relates the work done behind the scenes of some of the major stories covered by the paper, including the scandal surrounding former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.. In addition, Abramson shares her vision of changes she wishes to make at the paper, including an overall shortening of story length, where possible..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: October 23, 2011.. Gov.. Mitch Daniels.. R-Indiana, Author, "Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans" at Purdue University.. Author, "Keeping the Republic".. Governor of Indiana - elected in 2004, re-elected in 2008.. Director, Office of Management and Budget (2001-2003).. Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly & Co.. (1997 - 2001).. President, North American Operations, Eli Lilly and Co.. (1993-1997).. CEO, Hudson Institute 1987.. Chief of Staff for Sen.. Dick Lugar R-IN (1997-1982).. Princeton University - B.. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs cum laude (1971).. Georgetown University School of Law J.. D.. (1997).. Married to Cheri, four daughters.. : Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels talks about  ...   in West Lafayette, Indiana.. He states that the country s exploding national debt could have disastrous consequences if not addressed soon.. Daniels suggests that government spending must be dramatically cut.. He cites examples from his own state where efficiencies in management, coupled with cuts in spending, produced a billion dollar budget surplus.. The number one mission for American government right now should be to create growth in the private sector and not raise taxes, he argues.. Daniels speaks of what went into his decision not to seek higher elected office this year.. He also recounts stories associated with staying overnight at over 100 different Hoosier homes throughout his term..

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    Descriptive info: October 16, 2011.. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa.. Author, "Becoming Dr.. Q: My Journey From Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon".. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon".. Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.. Director Brain Tumor Surgery Program - Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.. Leader, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory - Johns Hopkins University.. Residency in Neurosurgery - University of California, San Francisco.. Harvard Medical School graduated cum laude 1999.. Postdoctoral fellowship, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology.. Bachelor of Sciences; University of California, Berkeley.. Married to Anna, three children - Gabriella, David, and Olivia.. : Dr.. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa shares his life  ...   made him feel.. He speaks of working his way through the California education system to ultimately become a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland.. Quiñones-Hinojosa recounts his early days in the United States, as he struggled to learn English, become a citizen, and earn a living wage to put himself through school.. He talks about the 120 hour work weeks he encountered while studying as a resident internist at the University of California, along with several near death experiences he endured at that time.. He speaks with passion about his current role in battling brain cancer as the Director of the Johns Hopkins University s Brain Tumor Stem Cell Lab..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: October 9, 2011.. John Paul Stevens.. Author, "Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir" & Retired U.. Supreme Court Associate Justice (1975 - 2010).. Author, "Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir".. Retired Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court.. Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court (1975-2010) Nominated by President Gerald Ford.. Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1970-1975) Nominated by President Richard Nixon.. Second Vice President, Chicago Bar Association (1970).. Founding Partner: Rothschild, Stevens, Barry & Myers (1952).. Member, Attorney General's National Committee to Study Antitrust Law (1952-1955).. Associate Counsel, House Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power (1951-1952).. University of Chicago: BA English (1941).. Northwestern University School of Law: J.. magna cum laude (1947).. Married,  ...   with the five most recent chief justices.. As the third longest serving Supreme Court Justice in American history, John Paul Stevens recounts his dealings with each individual chief justice, beginning with the 1947 term and culminating in his resignation at the end of the 2010 term.. Justice Stevens relates his personal views of each chief justice along with stories of his own career including his attendance at Northwestern Law School.. He shares information about many of the most complex and controversial decisions he was involved with including freedom of speech, affirmative action, and capital punishment.. Stevens identifies the justices he was personally closest to, and shares the story of why he finally chose to submit his resignation in 2010..

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    Descriptive info: October 2, 2011.. Cary Nelson.. President, American Association of University Professors & Author, "No University Is An Island".. Author, "No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom".. Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.. Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.. President, American Association of University Professors (AAUP).. Professor, Program in Jewish Culture and Society - University of Illinois.. Professor, Center for Writing - University of Illinois.. Antioch College, Ohio: BA 1967.. University of Rochester, New York: National Defense Education Act Fellow 1967-1970.. University of Rochester, New York: Ph.. (in English) 1970.. Manifesto of a Tenured Radical (1997).. Office Hours: Activism and Change In The Academy (2004).. Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary  ...   a new book which discusses the social, political, and cultural forces undermining the principle of academic freedom.. He offers his account of the increasing struggles for governance and unionization of faculty members nationwide.. He states that universities in this country are exploiting faculty and adjunct employees with low wages and long hours.. Decision makers in higher education need to bolster wages and insure the basic rights of teachers, he argues.. Nelson also responds directly to critics of tenure and academic freedom such as Naomi Schaefer Riley, last week s Q & A guest and author of The Faculty Lounges.. In addition, he speaks about his early influences in life as well as his decision to pursue teaching as a profession..

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    Descriptive info: September 25, 2011.. Naomi Schaefer Riley.. Author, "The Faculty Lounges and Other Reasons Why You Won't Get the College Education You Paid For".. Editor, The Wall Street Journal.. Contributor, New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education.. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University.. Studied English and Government.. God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America (2005).. Married, two children.. Resides in New York.. : Our guest is Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of a new book in which she  ...   universities across the country.. Riley suggests that tenure translates into what she calls a job for life entitlement mentality among university professors.. She presents the case that tenure promotes a class system in higher education which leaves teacher s assistants and other low paid contingent faculty teaching a large portion of our undergraduate students.. Riley suggests that a thorough review of faculty work roles at American universities is necessary.. In addition, she discusses her own background and education, as well as early influences in her writing career..

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