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APM: Word for Word

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American Public Media's Word for Word is a one-hour weekly program featuring the very best of the nation's recent speeches. Speakers address current events and issues and are drawn from the National Press Club, the Chautauqua Institution, the Aspen Institute and other notable institutions. It's updated every Friday.

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    Aug. 8, 2008: Word for Word: Stephen L. Carter

    War is a major issue in the 2008 presidential election. But Yale University law professor and author Stephen Carter says the U.S. has a bigger problem than just withdrawal or escalation of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the western theory of "just wars" makes it too easy for a nation to fight wars it should not fight ... and too difficult to fight wars that it should. Stephen Carter discussed the "Just War Theory" at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

  • Posted on 08 Aug 2008

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    Aug. 1, 2008: Word for Word: Lincoln Hall

    In 2006, Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall was left for dead on Mount Everest. Twelve hours later, he was found by a fellow climber, alive and sitting cross-legged on the ridge of the mountain. Lincoln Hall recounts this remarkable tale in his book, "Dead Lucky" and also in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of California.

  • Posted on 01 Aug 2008

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    Jul. 25, 2008: Word for Word: How the rich get richer (David Cay Johnston)

    You may have heard there's no such thing as a free lunch, but David Cay Johnston says there is -- and wealthy Americans do get richer because of it. In an April 14, 2008 speech at the Commonwealth Club of California, Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Free Lunch, outlines how government-private sector collusion affects the middle class and the poor.

  • Posted on 25 Jul 2008

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    Jul. 18, 2008: Word for Word: The history of insect control

    The human battle with bugs has been going on for centuries, but James McWilliams says chemical insecticides came into the picture by accident. McWilliams is a fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University and an associate professor of history at Texas State University. His new book is "American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT" and he was one of the featured speakers at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

  • Posted on 18 Jul 2008

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    Jul. 11, 2008: Word for Word: "Who Speaks for Islam?"

    In a July 1 panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Dalia Mogahed director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and Irshad Manji, author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in her Faith" debated the question: "Who Speaks for Islam?"

  • Posted on 11 Jul 2008

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