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Is Thorium the Key to Green Energy?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Richard Martin, author of SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future, contributing editor at Wired and editorial director for Pike Research, looks at thorium as a clean energy source.

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Body Image: Black Women and Fat

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Alice Randall, writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University and author of the new book,  Ada's Rules, discusses her recent opinion piece in The New York Times that looks at the perception of body weight in black communities.  More information on her book is available here.

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You Can Do Better

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Former senator, Bill Bradley, reviews the state of the nation in his new book, We Can All Do Better. Plus: the morality of the free enterprise economic model; and the possibility of using thorium as a clean energy source. 

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Bringing the World into the Classroom

Monday, May 07, 2012

Peter Nelson, director of the New York office of Facing History and Ourselves’, discusses how teachers can incorporate tough conversations about current events into the classroom.

EVENT: SchoolBook and Facing History and Ourselves will host a workshop featuring students from Radio Rookies on Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 PM in the Greene Space. More information is available here.

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Tracking Abandoned Bikes

Monday, May 07, 2012

WNYC reporter Alex Goldmark discusses the abandoned bicycles commonly found around NYC, and the Transportation Nation project to map them.

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Should We Ban College Football?

Monday, May 07, 2012

Big money, corruption, and injury have put college football in the spotlight. Tomorrow night, Intelligence Squared will debate the idea of banning college football. Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights -- and supporter of a ban -- previews the conversation with Tim Green, announcer and former Atlanta Falcons defensive end -- who opposes a ban. Tim Green is also the author of Pinch Hit

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Mayor Bloomberg's New Budget

Monday, May 07, 2012

Azi Paybarah, reporter for Capital New York, discusses the Mayor's executive budget -- and how "#Julia" might fare under this Bloomberg administration.

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Human Rights and China's One Child Policy

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, talks about the human rights implications of China's one-child policy. 

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Watch: Ian Bremmer on Whether War is Inevitable

Monday, May 07, 2012

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, came to the WNYC studios to talk about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. While he was here, he answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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#Julia, Obama, and Women in the 2012 Election

Monday, May 07, 2012

The Obama White House is launching its re-election campaign by creating the composite character of "Julia".  Eleanor Clift, contributor for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, talks about the campaign, and the GOP reaction to the campaign's message on women. 

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"#Julia"

Monday, May 07, 2012

Eleanor Clift of Newsweek reflects on the Obama campaign’s “Julia”, a composite American woman, and the GOP’s response to the infographic about her life. Then: how “Julia” might fare under the Bloomberg administration’s budget. Plus: how to teach current events in the classroom; a debate on whether college football should be banned; and an effort to count and map abandoned bikes in the city.

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Watch: Steve Bell on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Guardian's editorial cartoonist, Steve Bell, recently came to the WNYC studios. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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Julia Alvarez: A Wedding in Haiti

Friday, May 04, 2012

Novelist Julia Alvarez talks about her new memoir, A Wedding in Haiti, and her experiences as a Dominican woman visiting Haiti.

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To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

Friday, May 04, 2012

Kris Fischer, editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal, discusses a new requirement to do pro bono work in order to practice law in New York, and the broader question about whether to become a lawyer.

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Finding Community Solutions

Friday, May 04, 2012

Patricia Stonesifer, chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution and on the White House Council for Community Solutions, discusses her work and the White House efforts to reach disconnected youth – young people who are neither in school, nor in the workforce.

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Eli Broad: Being Unreasonable

Friday, May 04, 2012

Philanthropist Eli Broad discusses his new book,  The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, and what he’s learned starting businesses and cultural institutions.

EVENT: Eli Broad will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y May 6 at 8PM. Ticket information is available here.

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New Jersey Affordable Housing

Friday, May 04, 2012

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and Douglas Massey, Princeton sociologist and author of many books including American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, discuss affordable housing in New Jersey--40 years after the Mount Laurel decision.

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The Professional Advocates

Friday, May 04, 2012

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, Dave Weigel, discusses Mitt Romney’s relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of gay aide, Richard Grenell. Plus: affordable housing in New Jersey 40 years after the Mount Laurel decision; philanthropist Eli Broad on his new book; an effort to reach out to disconnected youth who are neither in school nor the workforce; we take calls on whether aspiring lawyers should rethink their decision; and novelist Julia Alvarez talks about her new book and her work in the Dominican Republic. 

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Romney's Stance on China and the Conservative Vote

Friday, May 04, 2012

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel and It's A Free Country blogger Dorian Davis discuss Mitt Romney's position on the situation with the Chinese dissident--and the candidate's relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of a gay aide, Richard Grenell. Read Davis' latest post on the topic here

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Steve Bell: Cartooning Politics

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Guardian's editorial cartoonist Steve Bell discusses his 30-year career lampooning politics in the UK and abroad, and how he's approaching the 2012 US election.

→ Event: Steve Bell at the PEN Voices Festival | Saturday, 5pm at The New School | Tickets and Information

→ Exhibit: Steve Bell's Cartoons On Exhibit at The Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Square | April 30- May 6

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