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World Power Plan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under Carter; counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and co-author of Strategic Vision:  America and the Crisis of Global Power, offers a foreign policy blueprint for the 21st century.

EVENT: Booksigning at Barnes & Noble Union Square 1/24 at 7PM in conversation with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

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Under the Microscope

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

President Obama has promised to try to improve education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses the President’s record on STEM learning and what parents should know about getting kids excited about those fields. Plus: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Carter foreign policy blueprint for the 21st Century; a look ahead to the GOP primary in Florida and tonight's State of the Union speech; and the Oscar nominations with New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott and Slate’s film critic, Dana Stevens.

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Tom Perriello on Progress and Action

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tom Perriello, former Congressman, discusses his new role as president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the role of progressives in the 2012 elections and what he wants to hear from tomorrow's State of the Union address. 

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Happy Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's the "Year of the Water Dragon"--which is considered particularly special. Sheryl WuDunn will explain why and talk about the massive migration of 200 million people travelling for the one big holiday of the year in China. WuDunn is an investment banker and writer, Pulitzer-prize winning former reporter with the New York Times and the co-author, with husband Nicholas Kristof of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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Post-South Carolina: Newt Surging, Romney Fights Back

Monday, January 23, 2012

Eleanor Clift, contributor to Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, discusses Newt Gingrich's victory in South Carolina, what it means for the 2012 GOP race and what to expect from the all-important Florida primary.

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CFPB Priorities

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maya Jackson Randall, financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the priorities for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new director Richard Cordray. 

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The South Carolina Primary Map

Monday, January 23, 2012

Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the South Carolina primary vote broke down by demographics. Check out the Patchwork Nation results map below, and read more analysis from Dante Chinni here.

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A Year in Infrastructure

Monday, January 23, 2012

Andrea Bernstein, director of the public radio Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at the ups and downs of transit and infrastructure politics through a chart of presidential word usage with WNYC reporter Alex Goldmark

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Leaders and Leadership

Monday, January 23, 2012

The results from the South Carolina GOP contest are in, and Mitt Romney now has to contend with a resurgent Newt Gingrich. Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek, reviews results and what to expect from Florida's upcoming primary. Then, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation on the demographics of the vote. Plus: progressives in the 2012 elections; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Richard Cordray; and infrastructure in the State of the Union.

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Rebranding Teachers

Friday, January 20, 2012

Deroy Peraza, principal and creative director at Hyperakt, and Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, talk about working together to rebrand teachers.

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Satisified on Long Island?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Newsday columnist Joye Brown talks about the new Long Island Index that shows among its findings that 61% say paying their rent or mortgage is a struggle.

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From South Carolina

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nia-Malika Henderson, a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the anchor blogger for The Post’s "Election 2012" blog, previews tomorrow's primary in South Carolina.

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Republicans Recount, Recalibrate

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of William Henry Harrison: The American President Series: The 9th President, 1841, talks about the revised Iowa results and the end of Rick Perry's campaign.

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Revised Living Wage Bill

Friday, January 20, 2012

Letitia James, City Council Member from District 35 in Brooklyn, discusses the living wage bill, paid sick leave and other City Council issues. 

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Rethinking It

Friday, January 20, 2012

New York Times columnist Gail Collins talk about whether Rick Perry’s departure or the revised Iowa Caucus results change anything about the Republican presidential race. Plus: Washington Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson previews the South Carolina primary; teachers get a rebrand from Studio 360 and the designers at Hyperakt; City Council Member Letitia James weighs in on the paid sick leave and living wage bills; and Slate’s culture critic June Thomas discusses why we are so into the PBS show "Downton Abbey."

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Why is Downton Abbey So Popular?

Friday, January 20, 2012

June Thomas, culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses why "Downton Abbey" is so popular.

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Religion and the Republican Race

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute and writer of the "Figuring Faith" column for the Washington Post, discusses how religion is factoring into the Republican primaries.

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Crosscheck: Airports and Security

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jad Mouawad, airline correspondent for the New York Times, talks about how capacity and security have altered the experience of flying, and how the procedures change customer service.  

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Evidence-Based Guitar Lessons

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gary Marcus, professor of psychology and the director of the NYU Center for Language and Music and author of Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning, talks about how his day job as a scientist informed his efforts to learn the guitar at 40.  Have you learned a new language or musical instrument as an adult?

Event: What Does it Take to Become Musical? with special guests, Terre Roche of The Roches and Afro-Jersey. January 19, 2012, 7pm, 19 West 4th St Room 101, New York, NY 10003.

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Kodak, Rochester and Your Company Town

Thursday, January 19, 2012

John Hockenberry, co-host of WNYC's national news radio show, The Takeaway, talks about growing up on Kodak in Rochester and takes listener calls on your company town.

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