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John Light

John Light is a radio journalist based in New York.

John Light appears in the following:

The Art of the Convention Speech

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Historically, candidates have used the publicity afforded by the national conventions as an opportunity to define, or to redefine, their campaign to the American public. The Takeaway ...

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Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Comm...

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Floridians Set to Weather Tropical Storm Isaac

Monday, August 27, 2012

Even though it’s causing a hassle for Tampa’s many visitors this week, hurricanes aren’t that out of the ordinary for Floridians — and the storm won’t actually make landfall until it ...

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The Agenda: Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale Report from Tampa

Monday, August 27, 2012

With tropical storm Isaac progressing towards hurricane status, the Republican National Convention has condensed the convention to fit into Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Organizer...

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Following the Money at the Political National Conventions

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The political conventions are approaching, and hundreds of millions of dollars are flooding into Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. This money isn’t all from the candidates...

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What Can the GOP Do About Akin? What Should They Do?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Akin continues to insist that he will stay in the race. “The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I’m not a quitter. And my belief is we’re going to take this thing forward. And ...

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Remembering Eccentric Comedian Phyllis Diller

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Phyllis Diller’s stand up was a staple of nightclubs and television during the 1950s and early 1960s, a time when female comics were extremely rare. She passed away yesterday in her h...

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George Gilder on 'Wealth and Poverty' and its Influence Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan is perhaps best known as the architect of the leading Republican plan to balance the budget. The book that may very well have influenced his economic ideals is George Gilder...

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On the Ground: Reporting from Rebel Headquarters in Aleppo

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In recent New Yorker articles, staff writer Jon Lee Anderson describes a country torn by civil war without clear factions. The campaign by President Bashar al-Assad against the rebels...

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Chinese Take to the Streets as Tensions Rise With Japan

Monday, August 20, 2012

A dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkakus in Japan has lead to rising tensions between the two countries. The New York Times reports ...

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NATO Creates New Policies in Wake of Afghan Attacks

Monday, August 20, 2012

Six Marines were killed in Afghanistan earlier this month, allegedly by Afghan soldiers they were serving alongside. These Marines are among 31 American and NATO soldiers killed this ...

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Wisconsinites React to the Romney-Ryan Ticket

Monday, August 13, 2012

To most of America, Mitt Romney’s new running mate is still a relatively fresh face, but some voters have known Rep. Paul Ryan for over a decade. What do they have to say about him? 

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Listeners Respond: The Electric Guitar Turns 75

Monday, August 13, 2012

To celebrate the 75th birthday of the electric guitar on Friday, we spoke with Rudy Pensa, a guitar expert and the owner of Rudy’s Music in Manhattan. Rudy and Todd Zwillich, who was ...

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Olympics Recap, Paralympics, and Rio 2016

Monday, August 13, 2012

The closing ceremony for the Olympics was last night, but the Paralympics are still to come. They begin in London on August 29 and continue until September 9. All the while, Rio De Ja...

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When Power Grids are Too Big To Fail

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

It’s been three days since the power failure began in India, and the outage has grown into the largest ever. So what determines whether or not a power grid works or fails? Could what ...

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Fed Considers Moves to Lower Unemployment

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The financial recovery is happening very, very gradually, and the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee predicted in June that without any changes in the organization’s behavior, ...

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Has the American Retirement System Failed?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It’s been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model, or the 401(k), became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. And it has failed — or so says Teresa Gh...

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Private Colleges: Not Much Bang for Your Buck

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The education system costs way more than it should, and doesn’t work nearly as well as it should, says a new report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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Ask Angy: Advice for Undocumented Immigrants in America

Monday, July 30, 2012

Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," w...

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The Great Game for Influence Over Central Asia

Monday, July 30, 2012

Two centuries ago, Russia and Britain fought a war of influence over a region that rarely makes headlines: Central Asia. Today, a new game of influence is taking place in that same re...

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