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  1. Aug. 8, 2008: Word for Word: Stephen L. Carter2008/08/08
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  2. Aug. 1, 2008: Word for Word: Lincoln Hall2008/08/01
    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.
  3. Jul. 25, 2008: Word for Word: How the rich get richer (David Cay Johnston)2008/07/25
    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.
  4. Jul. 18, 2008: Word for Word: The history of insect control2008/07/18
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  5. Jul. 11, 2008: Word for Word: "Who Speaks for Islam?"2008/07/11
    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?"
  6. Jul. 4, 2008: Word for Word: The Aspen Ideas Festival2008/07/04
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  7. Jun. 27, 2008: Word for Word: Paul Roberts2008/06/27
    Bestselling author Paul Roberts argues in his new book "The End of Food," that our global food economy is careening toward disaster. In a June 18th speech at the Commonwealth Club of California, Roberts discussed his book and how problems like food scarcity, food borne illness, obesity and malnutrition are all rooted in the industrial mass-production of food.
  8. Jun. 20, 2008: Word for Word: Tim Weiner2008/06/20
    Weiner's latest book, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," draws on hundreds of interviews and archival documents, revealing decades of blunders that have compromised the country's national security. During a recent speech at the Minneapolis Public Library, Tim Weiner discussed how the CIA evolved over the past six decades, and where it went wrong.
  9. Jun. 13, 2008: Word for Word: Mary Tillman2008/06/13
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  10. Jun. 6, 2008: Word for Word: Barack Obama and John McCain2008/06/06
    After a prolonged primary season, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are now their parties' presumptive nominees for president. This week, Word for Word spotlights the speeches they made at the close of the primary season when Sen. McCain re-launched his campaign and Sen. Obama laid claim to his party's nomination in St. Paul.
APM: Word for Word
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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