The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress, 2012.
The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress, 2012. - 
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This is a really special episode, folks. We're talking with Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress. She's the first woman and the first African-American to hold the job, presiding over some 167 million items in the Library. It  may just be the least-partisan part of Congress, an invaluable public resource that endures in an age of polarization and misinformation. We'll talk with Hayden about some of the important, obscure and wild stuff held in that building, and online, and how she's working to keep the Library relevant and useful for a new generation. Then, we'll look at a bunch of the amazing stuff you can find at the Library of Congress without leaving your home

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