Tales From the Thesis Trenches

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It's crunch time for college seniors across the country who are racing to turn in their theses before graduation. Guests and callers discuss their thesis-writing days — how many cups of coffee did it take, and are thesis topics are still relevant in adulthood?

Liam Daley, recent graduate of Washington College; received the Sophie Kerr Prize for his senior thesis

Jonathan Meltzer, former editor of Current magazine; graduate of Harvard University

Bill Dedman, reporter, MSNBC.com; author, "Reading Hillary Clinton's Hidden Thesis"; maintains a research Web site for journalists, PowerReporting.com

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