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Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes U library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

October 2011
Audio
James Madison
October 25th, 2011
1 hour 44 seconds
Richard Brookhiser, Benno Schmidt (moderator)

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Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.

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October 2011
Audio
A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War
October 4th, 2011
55 minutes 32 seconds
Amanda Foreman, Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Amanda Foreman, in conversation with Harold Holzer, takes the audience on a journey to the drawing rooms of London, the offices of Washington, and the front lines of a divided America to examine Great Britain’s integral role in the Civil War.

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May 2011
Audio
Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View
May 31st, 2011
56 min 56 sec
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

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Through the analysis of past cases, Associate United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s role as guardian of the Constitution.

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May 2011
Audio
Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
May 26th, 2011
Lawrence Goldstone, Eric Foner, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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Three experts discuss the Supreme Court’s failure to protect equal rights during the pivotal years following the Civil War.

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May 2011
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John F. Kennedy
May 24th, 2011
55 min 14 sec
Robert Dallek, Bob Herbert

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Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration, celebrated biographer Robert Dallek, in conversation with Bob Herbert, examines the trials and tribulations Kennedy faced during his political career.

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