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Color Schemes

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Keith Recker, co-author with Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone: The 20th Century in Color, looks at the last century through its changing color palettes.

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Tent City, New Jersey

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Reverend Steve Brigham discusses the state of Tent City, which he founded outside of Lakewood, N.J. The county does not provide shelter for the homeless. Brigham's attorney from Lowenstein and Sandler, Jeff Wild, joins the conversation.

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The World AIDS Day 100

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Regan Hofmann, editor in chief of POZ magazine, talks about the publication's list for World AIDS Day of 100 HIV-positive-related people, and ideas and things they love.

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OWS and Student Loans

Thursday, December 01, 2011

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company Magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education  and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. Later in the segment, Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, talks about his efforts to forgive student loans - and why he thinks mass default is a bad idea.

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Debts to Pay

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Occupy Wall Street has renewed the discussion around student debt and whether people should intentionally default on their loans. Anya Kamenetz talks about the default movement and other issues in higher education finance. Drawing on his new book Life Upon These Shores, Henry Louis Gates begins the December series on the history of African Americans in the new world with a look at slavery during colonial times. On World AIDS Day the editor of POZ magazine – a publication for and about people who are HIV positive - talks about her list of 100 people, ideas and things to love in the world of fighting HIV/AIDS right now. Then, the founder of an encampment of homeless people living in the forest outside Lakewood, New Jersey explains how the tent city began. Plus: the changing color palettes of the last century. 

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Last Chance

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News has been rolling out reporting on the bank bailout based on a batch of recently acquired documents. Reporter Bob Ivry discusses the real size of the bailout and how the lawmakers came to that figure. Then, WNYC’s Ilya Marritz on the final hearing on the state’s proposals to regulate fracking. Plus: President Obama’s re-election campaign ground game; and how Cuban-Americans are strengthening ties to the island nation.

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Open Phones: Holiday Biz Report

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reports are that this was a relatively successful kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Business owners, how was your Black Friday through Cyber Monday? Who's shopping, what are they buying, how are you luring them in? Let us know!

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Obama's 2012 Team

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

National political correspondent for The New York Times, Jim Rutenberg offers an in-depth view of the president's re-election campaign.

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Cubans Connect

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mimi Whitefield, reporter at The Miami Herald, discusses how Cubans here and on the island are closer, and how eased restrictions are bringing them closer together. Bob Guild of Mar Azul Charters joins in to talk about charter flights to Cuba and the travel regulations.

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Rules for Fracking

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz discusses today's final public hearing on the state's proposals to regulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

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New Homeless Shelter Policy in Dispute

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gail Robinson, editor in chief of GothamGazette.com, explains the new homeless shelter policy which has been halted by the City Council and discusses the significance of a lawsuit against the Mayor.

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What Really Happened During the Bank Bailout?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News reporter Bob Ivry discusses this week's reporting - based on a batch of recently acquired documents - on the bank bailout: from the real size to the secret negotiations.

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The Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Khalid Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, lays out an alternative presidential nomination process to find a candidate outside the political party system. Then, the latest from the Egyptian elections. Plus: what a federal investigation of New York City Comptroller John Liu’s campaign means for the 2013 mayoral race; local and global economic news from “Cyber Monday” to Europe with Greg David of Crain’s New York Business; and 101 lessons from art school, including “101: Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist.”

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Living in a Car: Homelessness on 60 Minutes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nicole Young, producer for 60 Minutes and the Evening News with Scott Pelley, talks about the 60 Minutes piece Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars, which aired this weekend. Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless, explains why homeless families in the five boroughs are not in the same position as those in Florida.

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The Latest from Egypt

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanassis Cambanis, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israeland blogger on Egypt for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss the latest from the Egyptian elections. Then Jehane Noujaim, Egyptian-American filmmaker, talks about her work in Egypt and her recent detention by Egyptian security forces.

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Liu's Fund-Raising Investigation

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The New York Times City Hall bureau chief David Chen updates the news about federal investigations of New York City comptroller (and 2013 mayoral hopeful) John Liu's campaign fund-raising. 

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Direct Democracy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Khalil Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, talked about the campaign to nominate a presidential candidate outside the political party system.

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Holiday Economics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of the forthcoming Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a Cityrounds up local and global economic news, from "Cyber Monday" to Europe.

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Art School in Brief

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kit White, artist and professor of painting at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, offers a quick and dirty art school education, from "1. Art can be anything," to "101. Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist." White is also the author of 101 Things to Learn in Art School

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Delusions of Power

Monday, November 28, 2011

Now that the congressional super committee has failed, it's time to consider what comes next in the deficit debacle. Paul Krugman of The New York Times discusses the next steps for Washington lawmakers. Plus: the competing human propensities for self-delusion and fact finding with Robert Trivers, author of The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life. Then: how a New Jersey institute trains citizen leaders; and artists and the 1 percent. 

 

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