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What the Murdoch "Unfit" Means for the US

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, discusses yesterday's ruling in the UK about Rupert Murdoch, and what it means for the Post, Wall Street Journal, and US media.

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ExxonMobil and American Power

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, and now author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the history of the oil company that sees itself as an "independent sovereign."

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Dan Rather on His Life In News

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Dan Rather, former news anchor for the CBS Evening News, current managing editor and anchor of Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel HDNet, discussses his new book Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.

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"Redlining" and NYC Schools

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

John H. Jackson, president and ceo of the Schott Foundation, and Michael Holzman, lead author of the Schott Foundation report on inequities in the NYC school system, talk about their report and the data they say shows poor Black and Hispanic students are given fewer opportunities in NYC schools.

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Would You Rather?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

NPR reporter David Folkenflik talks about yesterday’s report from British legislators that called Rupert Murdoch “unfit” to lead News Corp. Plus: journalist Steve Coll discusses the relationship between ExxonMobil and American power; a report finds inequities in the city’s school system; former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather on his life in the news; and the economics of soccer. 

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Irish President Michael D. Higgins

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Michael D. Higgins, president of Ireland, is in New York for his first official visit to the U.S. He discusses Ireland's economy and his views on what could remake the country financially.  

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Need advice? Call in to ask for one piece of advice, and in exchange, give some advice to another listener in need. It can be advice on anything. Maybe it's job advice on this May Day, maybe you need help deciding what college or graduate school to go to, maybe it's relationship advice, an ethical quandary, or ANYTHING else. 

Get advice, give advice. Call us up at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692. 

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Brooklyn Terror Trial

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the trial of Adis Medunjanin, accused of plotting to bomb the subway.

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Best on Broadway: Tony Nominations

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York, discusses the Tony Award nominations for the best plays and musicals on Broadway this season.

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Occupy May Day

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The labor holiday May Day has its origins in the US but is more widely-celebrated around the world. Today, Occupy Wall Street is calling for a day of action and a general strike. We check in on the day's events, the state of Occupy, and the history of May Day with:

  • Jesse LaGreca, early Occupy organizer and blogger for Daily Kos
  • Cecily McMillan, northeast regional organizer of the Young Democratic Socialists and Occupy activist
  • David Graeber, an American anthropologist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and author of DEBT: The First 5,000 Years
  • Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and author of the new e-book Occupy Nation
  • Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative

Plus, your calls. Are you striking today? What do you make of the state of Occupy? What's the role of May Day here compared to the rest of the world?

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The Boss Needs You

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Where is the Occupy Wall Street movement in honor of May Day? We’ll check in on today’s planned general strike. Plus: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, on his country’s economy; the Tony Award nominations are announced; an update on the China dissident crisis with James Fallows of The Atlantic; and WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Brooklyn terror trial. 

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James Fallows on the China-U.S. Relationship

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of China Airborne, discusses the Bo Xilai corruption and spying story in China, and the case of the dissident who has reportedly sought asylum in the U.S. embassy.

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Listen: E.U. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida on Whether War is Inevitable

Monday, April 30, 2012

João Vale de Almeida, the European Union Ambassador to the United States, recently visited the WNYC studio. While he was here, he answered the question at the heart of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Student Loans, Congressional Dinner and 2012 Politics

Monday, April 30, 2012

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, and Josh Mitchell, correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, talk about how student loans have become a big political issue, and the weekend's news.

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E.U. Ambassador

Monday, April 30, 2012

João Vale de Almeida, E.U. ambassador to the U.S., talks about the financial crisis in Europe, as well as the overall E.U./U.S. relationship.

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He Put the "i" in iPod

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ken Segall, former creative director for NeXT and Apple, discusses his new book Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success.

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The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods

Monday, April 30, 2012

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, discusses the center's tenth annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, including findings on diversity, foreclosure rates and property tax distribution.

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Open Phones: Are You Taking Part in the General Strike?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tomorrow organizers of the Occupy movement are calling for "the first truly nationwide General Strike in U.S. history." Are you planning to participate? What do you think of the efforts? Post your thoughts or give us a call 212-433-9692

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The Politics of It All

Monday, April 30, 2012

Student loans have become the next hot political issue. Washington Post correspondent, Karen Tumulty, and the Wall Street Journal’s, Josh Mitchell, discuss how the issue is becoming politicized. Plus: the state of New York City’s housing and neighborhoods; E.U. Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida on the financial crisis in Europe; and why Apple is so successful.

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L.A. Uprising 20 Years Later

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tricia Rose,  professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, discusses race in America 20 years after the L.A. violence stemming from the Rodney King verdict. Gary Phillipswriter, activist, South Central native, contributor to Dr. Pop, and author of several books, including Violent Spring, his mystery novel set in the aftermath of '92, joins the conversation.

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