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EPA Watch List

Monday, November 14, 2011

Elizabeth Shogren, who covers environmental stories on the national desk at NPR, and Jim Morris, project manager at the Center for Public Integrity, discuss a joint project from NPR and CPI, which found that the Environmental Protection Agency maintains a watch list of the worst polluters in the country.

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Super Committee Countdown: Political Plays

Monday, November 14, 2011

Politico congressional reporter, Manu Raju, talks about the latest political jockeying around the super committee negotiations. 

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Welcome, MTA Chief Joe Lhota

Monday, November 14, 2011

The new MTA chief, Joe Lhota starts today. Pete Donohue, transportation reporter for the Daily News, discusses what's on his agenda. Listeners: What should be on Lhota's day one to-do list? Post your suggestions here!

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Dictionary for Revolutionaries

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gene Sharp, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization promoting the study and use of strategic nonviolent action, and author of Sharp's Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts, talks about a lifetime of advocating nonviolent resistance, and the language of revolution. 

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10 Days To Go

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Super Committee countdown is on. Manu Raju, congressional reporter for Politico, discusses the political scene in Washington as the negotiations get closer to the Thanksgiving deadline. Then: Gene Sharp, non-violent resistance expert, talks about the language of revolution. Plus: Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, on Afghanistan; and the details of a secret EPA watchlist. 

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Looking Out for Number Ones

Friday, November 11, 2011

As new veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Mark Thompson of Time magazine discusses the civilian-military divide. Plus: George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, talks about his new book on What it Means to Be a Democrat; cross-cultural miscommunication in the new play “Chinglish”; the tragedy of Flight 587 ten years after the crash and what it means for the Dominican community. Also: today is 11-11-11, a special day for corduroy lovers.

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Chinglish

Friday, November 11, 2011

David Henry Hwang, playwright, and Jennifer Lim, actress, talk about cross-cultural miscommunication and Hwang's new play on Broadway, Chinglish.

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George McGovern (D)

Friday, November 11, 2011

George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, and author of What It Means to Be a Democrat, makes his case for the Democratic Party to stick to its core principals.

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Ten Years Later: Flight 587

Friday, November 11, 2011

El Diario La Prensa reporter, Annie Correal, discusses the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of Flight 587, which crashed into the Rockaways on its way to the Dominican Republic in 2001. She is also a reporter for Feet in Two Worlds, and has reported on the anniversary there as well. 

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Corduroy Appreciation on 11/11/11

Friday, November 11, 2011

Founder and president of The Corduroy Appreciation Club, Miles Rohan, explains the special significance of today's date to his club, and how they're celebrating. 

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Super Committee Countdown: Corporate Tax Rates

Friday, November 11, 2011

Adam Davidson, co-host of Planet Money and new columnist for the New York Times Magazine, discusses the role that corporate taxes play in the deficit negotiations.

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The Civilian-Military Divide

Friday, November 11, 2011

TIME Washington deputy bureau chief, Mark Thompson, discusses the civilian-military divide and how it plays out as new veterans return home. Matt Gallagher, senior writing manager at IAVA and an Iraq War veteran, joins the conversation. 

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Fraught Relationships

Thursday, November 10, 2011

How much does becoming a mother affect a woman’s political attitudes? Jill Greenlee, assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University, has researched this question and will take your calls about whether becoming a mom changed your politics. Plus: the November weekly series “Trending Topics in Psychotherapy” continues with a conversation about today’s challenges in romantic relationships; and George Ayittey, an advisor to the Obama Administration on Africa and the author of Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World.

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Breaking Chains

Thursday, November 10, 2011

George Ayittey, one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers of 2009 and an advisor to the Obama administration on Africa, talks about his book Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World and looks at what the fall of dictators in Eastern Europe and North Africa might promise for South-Saharan Africa.

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Super Committee Countdown: Are Deficits That Bad Anyway?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bill Frenzel, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, 20-year Republican Congressman from MN, and ranking minority member on the House  Budget Committee, talks with Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, about how concerned we should be about long-term deficit, and how the positions differ among various Democratic party factions.

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Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Money, Politics, & Couples

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dr. Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, continues with this November series on what's trending in therapy. This week: money, politics, and couples.

Listeners: What's straining your relationship these days? Is the bad economy, the polarized politics, or, say, your views on Occupy Wall Street surfacing in your relationship challenges? Tell us if you think your relationship challenges reflect a current trend. Comment here. 

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Motherhood and Politics

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jill Greenlee, assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University, researches how becoming a mother affects a woman's politics.

Mothers, what do you think? Did you notice a change in your politics after having a child? Let us know!

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GOP Debate Number 9

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lisa Lerer, political reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses last night's GOP debate - from Cain's defense of his character to Rick Perry's "oops" moment - and what it means for the field.

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Phil Angelides on the Financial Crisis Fallout

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and former two-term California State Treasurer Phil Angelides discusses the global financial crisis the responses to it--including the Euro Zone debt crisis and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Erin Brockovich on Activism

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Consumer and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich discusses her new novel, Hot Water, and why she's using fiction to encourage environmental activism.

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