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Governor Daniels: Keeping the Republic

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels talks about national politics and his new book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.

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UN Meets, Obama Speaks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

President Obama is speaking at the UN this morning as controversy breaks out over Palestine's request to be recognized as a state. Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for the Atlantic and editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, discusses what to expect from the speech and what's at stake.

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Why Are Glasses So Expensive?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When was the last time you bought prescription glasses, and how much did you shell out? Ira Mitchell, blogger at GlassyEyes.com, and Shantan Reddy from the department of Opthomolagy at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the industry and how to save some money.

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Justice Breyer on American Democracy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice and author of Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, offers his view of interpreting the Constitution.

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Debating the End of Men

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Editor of Slate’s women’s blog, DoubleX, and contributing editor at The AtlanticHanna Rosin talks about the continuing debate over her 2010 Atlantic article "The End of Men," plus whether the new TV season proves her point.

EVENT: Hanna will be participating at the Intelligence Squared debate "Men Are Finished" tonight at 6:45.

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U.N. Vote Explainer

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Assistant professor at American University's School of International Service, contributing writer at Foreign Policy magazine and author of Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World, David Bosco, talks about the procedural issues around the expected Palestinian statehood vote in the U.N.

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Carrot City: Urban Agriculture

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Urban farming isn't new, but some businesses are now turning to agriculture for profit in the five boroughs. June Komisar, an architect and associate professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, and co-author of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture, talks about the reality of urban agriculture in cities like New York along with Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, a new agricultural business from Brooklyn.

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Against the Odds

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The solar panel company Solyndra filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. Lisa Margonelli, director of the Energy Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation discusses why the Obama Administration loaned the company over $500 million and how the company failed anyway. Plus: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; Hanna Rosin on the end of men in American culture; and a look at urban agriculture.

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Solyndra, Subsidies, Scandals and Solar

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Congress is investigating the Obama administration's investment in the failed solar company Solyndra. Joe Stephens of the Washington Post explains the story, and Lisa Margonelli, director of the Energy Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation, puts it in context of the green energy sector.

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Seeing History Through Oil

Monday, September 19, 2011

Andrew Scott Cooper, is a historian who has worked for the United Nations and Human Rights Watch, and is author of The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East

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Your Odes to The Parking Meter

Monday, September 19, 2011

The city is removing the last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today. Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times joins us to reflect on the landmark.

Post your ode to the parking meter here!

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HPV in Focus

Monday, September 19, 2011

The vaccines for human papilloma virus have become part of a national political debate. Alice Park, health reporter who writes for Time Magazine's Healthland blog, talks about the specifics of the virus.

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Breaking Down Obama's Deficit Proposal

Monday, September 19, 2011

President Obama lays out his deficit reduction proposal in a speech today (expected for 10:30am). David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, discusses what's in the plan, and its political prospects.

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The New Wave

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bob Turner has been sworn in to Congress to represent New York’s 9th district. He’ll discuss what his agenda is in Washington and reflect on his election victory. Plus: Philip Howard, founder and chair of Common Good, talks about his latest book, The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America; a look at how oil’s influence changes the U.S. and the Middle East; and Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins and archivist Sharon Lehner talk about how BAM’s 150 history in Brooklyn. 

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Common Sense on Regulation

Monday, September 19, 2011

Founder and chair of Common Good and author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America, Philip K. Howard, offers ideas for writing regulations that protect without stifling innovation.

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Bob Turner Goes To Washington

Monday, September 19, 2011

Newly-elected congressman Bob Turner (NY-9) discusses his election victory and his agenda in Washington, from how he'll vote on President Obama's jobs bill to the future of US-Israel relations.

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Shared Sacrifice

Friday, September 16, 2011

President Obama’s jobs plan is taking heat even from his own party. Hear a break down about why Democrats are picking apart his jobs bill and how they’d want the plan paid for. Plus: New York City is getting closer to a bike share program. Transportation Nation blog director and WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein explains how it will work; an analysis of Iran President Ahmadinejad's power ahead of next week's visit to the UN General Assembly; an explainer about how the poverty rate is calculated; adolescence and self-injury; and the local craft beer and honey industries.

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Adolescence and Self-Injury

Friday, September 16, 2011

Patricia Adler, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and co-author with husband, Peter Adler, of their most recent book, The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury, discusses the troubling behavior and meaning of self-injury

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Land of Beer and Honey

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tim O'Neal, Boroughbees.com blogger, who does honey bee outreach and education through Added Value Farm, talks about the first annual New York City Honey Festival, which takes place Saturday on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk; Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, discusses the craft brew industry in New York City and its subculture. 

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Iranian Power Politics

Friday, September 16, 2011

Karim Sadjadpour, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a leading researcher on Iran, explains the power dynamics Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing in his country ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. 

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