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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lyme disease has surpassed both AIDS and TB as the fastest-spreading infectious disease in the U.S. We look at what can be done to stop this epidemic. Also, the best illustration art from 65 years of Golden Books. And a debut novel set in elite Mexican society. Plus, our latest Political Projections is all about the role of the President as Commander-in-Chief!

The Lyme Disease Epidemic

The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are over 200,000 new cases of Lyme disease a year. Pamela Weintraub, whose entire family contracted the disease, explains why it has exploded and what can be done to stop it in Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic.

Events: Pamela Weintraub ...

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65 Years of Golden Books

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Coming-of-Age in Mexico City

Liza Monroy’s debut novel, Mexican High, is the coming-of-age story of the daughter of an American diplomat living in Mexico City. It’s also a revealing look at elite Mexican society.

Event: Liza Monroy will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, July 1 at 7 pm
Barnes & ...

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Political Projections: Commander in Chief

As Commander in Chief, the President of the United States controls the Army, Navy, Air Force, and state militias. On this month’s Political Projections, we look at how Hollywood has taken on this specific function of the President. Robert Sklar is Professor of Cinema in the Department of ...

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