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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 library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

November 2017
Audio
War Powers and the Presidency
November 21st, 2017
Matthew C. Waxman, Philip C. Bobbitt (moderator)

Legal Scholars Matthew C. Waxman and Philip C. Bobbitt, faculty co-chairs of the Program on National Security Law at Columbia Law School, discuss the constitutional expansions and limitations on presidential powers during wartime since World War I.

Duration: 01:01:21

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November 2017
Audio
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
November 14th, 2017
Manisha Sinha, Eric Foner (moderator)

Historians Manisha Sinha and Eric Foner discuss the roots of the abolition movement from the Revolutionary era through the passage of the 13th Amendment.

Duration: 56:05

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November 2017
Audio
George Washington and the Battle for the Nation's Capital
November 9th, 2017
Richard Brookhiser, Dale Gregory (moderator)

Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, discusses George Washington’s 1777 fight to save the Americans’ seat of government in Philadelphia.

Duration: 56:59

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November 2017
Audio
Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
November 6th, 2017
Russell Shorto

Historian Russell Shorto, author of Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, uncovers the diverse stories of six historical figures on the eve of the American Revolution—a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, a woman, a slave, a laborer, and George Washington himself.

Duration: 56:02

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October 2017
Audio
Sex and the Constitution from America's Origins to the 21st Century
October 21st, 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone, Amy Adler (moderator)

Legal scholars Geoffrey R. Stone and Amy Adler discuss Stone’s book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century and tackle Constitutional issues including obscenity, abortion, and gay rights.

Duration: 01:23:46

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