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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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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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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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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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Paula Deen's Diabetes

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marion Nestle, Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology, at New York University, reacts to the news that Food Network star (and butter enthusiast) Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes, and that she will be a spokeswoman for a maker of diabetes medications. Deen has announced that she was diagnosed three years ago.

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Citizens United and the Super PACs

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, talks about how the Citizens United ruling is affecting this campaign season, and plays with our new Super Pac Name Generator.

Generate your Super Super Pac Name now! Words and patterns by Stephen Reader; Generator Tool by John Keefe

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Just A Little More

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Catholics. Evangelicals. Mormons. As the South Carolina primary inches closer and closer, Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute discusses religion and the GOP race. Then, Emily Bazelon of Slate reviews how the rules have changed for Super PACS. Plus: nutrition expert Marion Nestle on the news that Food Network star Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes; airport security in this week’s Crosscheck series with Jad Mouawad of The New York Times; and learning the guitar at 40.

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Romney's Tax Rate, South Carolina, and Special Guest Ana Marie Cox

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Episode #2: Mitt Romney revealed this week that he pays an effective tax rate of 15% — Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, and Todd Zwillich discuss Romney's inability to shake the "Richie Rich" image. Plus, what White voters in South Carolina are looking for, and how Newt Gingrich may be using his conservative "dog whistle" on them. And special guest Ana Marie Cox of the Guardian brings a clip to the competition.

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Palmetto Politics

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Anna Sale, It's a Free Country political reporter and Julie Rose, WFAE news reporter, discuss the coming GOP primary in South Carolina.

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The State of the State of New Jersey

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of njspotlight.com, reviews the highlights from yesterday's State of the State address by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. 

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Revolution for Everyone

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Carne Ross, one of two British diplomats to resign over the 2003 Iraq War, runs a non-profit diplomatic advisory group Independent Diplomat, and is the author of The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century, calls for direct democracy as a response to globalization. 

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Breaking Up

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Drawing on their own experiences with heartbreak, writer Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) joins forces with illustrator Maira Kalman on his new novel for young adults, Why We Broke Up (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011) and the accompanying website project.  The story is told through the objects -- a matchbox, a movie poster, a pennant -- left behind after the couple parted.  What mementos of past loves have you kept?

READINGS: January 18 at 7PM at Barnes & Noble Union Square; January 19 at 7PM at WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn

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SOPA Blackout Day

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nancy Scola, politics and technology writer, discusses how Wikipedia, Reddit, and several other major sites are protesting proposed anti-piracy laws. 

With Wikipedia down, the Washington Post and NPR are filling in to answer questions using the #altwiki hashtag.

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Phil Angelides on the Mortgage Crisis

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Phil Angelides, chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and past two-term California State Treasurer, discusses the severity of the housing and foreclosure crisis and what we still need to do about it. 

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People Power

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia, Reddit and several other major websites are going dark to protest proposed anti-online piracy laws. Politics and technology writer Nancy Scola discusses what exactly they’re protesting and why you should care. Plus: former chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Phil Angelides, discusses the severity of the housing and foreclosure crisis and what still has to be done about it; It’s a Free Country reporter Anna Sale from the campaign trail in South Carolina; highlights from the NJ State of the State address; Carne Ross on his new book The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century; and Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman discuss their new book Why We Broke Up.

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