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(Courtesy of Joe Wilkins)

How professor Joe Wilkins went from a University of Illinois at Springfield classroom to exploring the dangerous wilds of the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska.

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In her new book “The Monarchy of Fear,” Martha Nussbaum explores the role that fear may have played in the election of President Donald Trump.

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Gillian Flynn appears on “Chicago Tonight” on July 12, 2018.

The Chicago-based, bestselling author of “Gone Girl” talks about her newly adapted HBO miniseries and more.

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Author Joseph Tartakovsky

From Supreme Court justices to crusading journalists, the stories of the people who made the U.S. Constitution what it is today.

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(Courtesy Vicki Huddleston)

Vicki Huddleston, a former U.S. ambassador, shares stories from her new memoir, “Our Woman in Havana.”

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The professor and political analyst joins us to discuss his new book “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America.”

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John F. Kennedy, left, and Robert F. Kennedy (Courtesy Kerry Kennedy)

Fifty years after the death of her father Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy is out with a new book that examines his life and legacy.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, and author Alex Banayan. (Courtesy Alex Banayan)

From Steve Wozniak to Larry King and Lady Gaga, a new book offers insights into how to start a career and forge a unique path.

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Shawn Harrington (Credit: NMSU and Dennis Daily)

CPS graduate Shawn Harrington is at the center of a harrowing but hopeful new book by Rus Bradburd, his former New Mexico State basketball coach-turned-author.

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(Jon Sall / Courtesy Chicago Review Press)

RVs and camper culture hit the highway in a book that celebrates the “moveable American dream.” 

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The new book “Why We Need Religion” argues that people need religion, but not for spiritual reasons. We discuss the power and purpose can religion can have with author Stephen T. Asma.

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The writer and educator returns to Chicago to discuss her new book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.” We catch up with Austin Channing Brown.

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Meet the authors of a new tell-all book that reveals the incredible story behind the little spacecraft that was the first to explore Pluto.

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Mississippi’s long-running literary tradition includes renowned names like William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright. Add to that list the only woman to win the National Book Award twice: Jesmyn Ward.

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From the Special Olympics to Congress and beyond: The new book “Eunice” explores the formidable impact of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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Beverly Daniel Tatum, the author of a groundbreaking book on segregation in America’s schools and neighborhoods, on why it’s so crucial – and difficult – to talk about race.