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The Common Hour aims to provide an occasion for faculty, students, and staff to absent themselves from daily concerns, gather in common spaces, and engage in the ideas of speakers and the presentations of artists, and with each other in discussion of shared interests and concerns.
||CleanHenry Laurence, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture, September 12, 2008||"You Can't Say That! Keeping Terrorists, War Crimes and Gay Marriage off TV." Henry Laurence is an associate professor of government with a joint appointment in Asian studies at Bowdoin.||11/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator George J. Mitchell '54, September 19, 2008||Sen. George J. Mitchell was born and raised in Waterville, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College and Georgetown University Law Center. He entered the U.S. Senate in 1980 and went on to an illustrious career in the Senate that spanned fourteen years.||11/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracy Kidder, Feb. 9, 2007||Tracy Kidder is well known for his powerful and inspiring book Mountains Beyond Mountains. In this book he tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a single-minded physician bent on improving the health of some of the poorest people on the planet.||5/11/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill '74, Feb. 16, 2007||Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill '74 head of the U.S. delegation to the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, spoke at Common Hour Friday, February 16, 2007.||3/6/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvan Wolfson, Nov. 3, 2006||Evan Wolfson, Gay Rights Activist and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry||1/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessor Paul Franco, Sep. 8, 2006||Mr. Franco is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott, Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom, and most recently Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction.||9/27/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Pearl, Nov. 19, 2004||Author Matthew Pearl talks about first novel, The Dante Club, a New York Times bestseller||4/10/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Charles Johnson, Feb. 10, 2006||Dr. Charles Johnson, short story writer and cartoonist||4/3/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoris Kearns Goodwin, Nov. 2, 2001||Former Harvard professor and White House fellow under Lyndon Johnson, Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of bestsellers The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson & the American Dream. Her talk is entitled “Shared Memories: Lessons of History.||3/13/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Reich, Oct. 25, 2002||Robert B. Reich is university professor and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University and its Heller Graduate School.||3/9/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Financial aid podcasts
I definitley felt the financial aid podcasts were pretty informative.