1. No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station

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    In 1939, Union Station opened on the former site of Los Angeles’s original Chinatown—displacing thousands of Chinese and Chinese Americans. The new station fulfilled the vision of civic leaders who…

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    • Edward Frenkel and Chris Carter: Love, Mathematics and The X-Files

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      Frenkel, one of the 21st century’s leading mathematicians, works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. In his lyrical autobiography, he…

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      • Angélique Kidjo: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music

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        In conversation with Lorraine Ali, Music Editor, Los Angeles Times Hailed as one of the most inspiring women of our time, musician and activist Angélique Kidjo shares the story of her world in…

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        • Jeanne Theoharis and Ericka Huggins: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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          In conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History, University of California at Los Angeles This first sweeping history of Parks’ life challenges perceptions of…

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          • Queens of Noise: Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now

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            A conversation with Exene Cervenka, Evelyn McDonnell, and Allison Wolfe. McDonnell’s Queens of Noise: The Real Story of The Runaways is a testimonial to the inspiration and insecurity of the trailblazer,…

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            • Albie Sachs: The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter

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              In conversation with Renee Montagne, co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” As an activist lawyer and leading member of the African National Congress, Albie Sachs lost his right arm and the sight in…

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              • Louise Steinman: The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

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                In conversation with Jack Miles What happens when formerly estranged peoples look at their entwined history together? After attending a Zen Peacemaker retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2000, Steinman…

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                • Goli Taraghi: The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons

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                  In conversation with author Reza Aslan Co-presented with the Levantine Cultural Center In her new collection of selected stories, Taraghi—one of Iran’s best-known and most critically acclaimed…

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                  • Andrew Solomon: Far From the Tree

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                    Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity In conversation with Tom Curwen, staff-writer Los Angeles Times The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression,…

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                    • Remixing Moby Dick: Media Studies Meets the Great White Whale

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                      In conversation with Henry Jenkins, Wyn Kelley, and Ricardo Pitts-Wiley Over a multi-year collaboration, playwright and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Melville scholar Wyn Kelley,…

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