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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Richard Wolffe talks about being an eye witness to much of President Obama’s first two years in office. Then B.J. Thomas—of “Raindrops Keep fallin’ on My Head” fame—discusses his 40-year career in music. Also, South African writer Damon Galgut describes his latest novel, In a Strange Room. Plus historian Philip Dray tells about organized labor’s long struggle in America, from the industrial revolution to the present.

Richard Wolffe Inside the Obama White House

Journalist and political analyst Richard Wolffe tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle, and paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism.

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B. J. Thomas

Legendary singer B. J. Thomas talks about his 40-year career and his latest album, “Once I Loved.” He’s been awarded five Grammy Awards, two platinum and eleven gold records, and two Dove Awards, and is responsible for 15 Top 40 pop/rock hits, such as “Hooked On A Feeling,” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” B. J. Thomas is performing at City Winery November 26th at 8:00 pm.

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Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room

South African writer Damon Galgut talks about his latest novel, In a Strange Room, which was a finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. It tells the story of a young loner who travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to return home, he follows the paths of travelers he meets along the way.

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There is Power in a Union

Historian Philip Dray gives an account of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day—from the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, the first real factories in America, to the waning influence of unions today. There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America  gives an account of the accomplishments of organized labor and reveals its central role in our social, political, economic, and cultural evolution.

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Guest Picks: B.J. Thomas

B.J. Thomas talks about some of his favorite books, movies, and more!

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