Kate Brown, Plutopia; Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Global Crossings

Book Discussion on [Plutopia] - C-SPAN Video Library: "Kate Brown talked about her book, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters, in which she writes about the two cities, Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia, where plutonium was first produced. She said that because the programs to produce the plutonium were highly secret, both communities were largely insulated from the outside world. The accidents and corruption that occurred in both places were unknown for decades. Ms. Brown saidthat, in total, both cities contaminated their surrounding environments on a scale that dwarfed what happened during the Chernobyl disaster. This event was hosted by the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Maryland."

Book Discussion on [Global Crossings] - C-SPAN Video Library: "Alvaro Vargas Llosa talked about his book, Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, in which he compares migration trends over the past decades and explores the reasons people risk their lives to move to foreign lands. He spoke with Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute."

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