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Following Up: The Chilean Pension System

Friday, September 09, 2011

Herman Cain, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, touted the Chilean model of social security in this week's debate. The man who designed and implemented that model, José Piñera, former Chilean Secretary of Labor and Social Security, president of the International Center for Pension Reform, and distinguished senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explains the Chilean model for social security and how it might work in the United States. 

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Shmeat: Is It What's for Dinner?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Michael Specter, New Yorker staff writer on science, technology and public health and the author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives (Penguin 2009), explains the science of lab-grown meat, or shmeat, and takes your calls on whether you'd eat it as an alternative to meat.

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Back to School Fashion Issues

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Mira Jacob, deputy editor of Babble.com, takes calls from parents about the fashion items kids want this year and whether parents have a problem with them.

Parents: Tell us what's trending in kids' fashion and if you have a problem with any of the trends. Call 212-433-WNYC or comment here.

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Decade 9/11: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Suketu Mehta, New Yorker contributer, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found talks with Tabloid City author and former editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News Pete Hamill about how New York and the world have changed since September 11th, 2001. 

 

EVENT: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill along with dozens of other journalists will be taking part in a day-long discussion on the Journalism of 9/11 tomorrow at NYU.   

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GOP Debate Debrief

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's "The Agenda," discusses last night's Republican debate. 

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Crown Heights: Guns and Crime

Thursday, September 08, 2011

NY State Senator Eric Adams (D 20th) talks about the outbreak of gun violence over the weekend and why many are calling for fewer stop-and-frisks.

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To Nix or Not to Nix Netflix

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Sam Grobart, personal tech editor for the New York Times, talks about new pricing rates for Netflix streaming and DVD rentals, and takes listener calls on their strategies for media consumption.

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Debate and Switch

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last night’s GOP Presidential debate brought the candidates one step closer to 2012. Reihan Salam, blogger for National Review, breaks down the arguments and platforms. Plus: Eric Adams, NY State Senator and former NYPD captain, on the shootings over the weekend in his district and elsewhere in New York City; and the Decade 9/11 series continues with author and journalist Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill, author of the new novel Tabloid City

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SchoolBook: The Data

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC education reporter, and Robert Gebeloff, New York Times reporter specializing in data analysis, talk about the New York Times/WNYC project "SchoolBook" and preparing for the first day of school.

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That Used To Be Us

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman and director of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Michael Mandelbaum discuss their new book, That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

Event: Both authors will be at the Russian Tea Room at 7pm on September 7, 2011 for an event with the Hudson Union Society.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Brooke Gladstone and Fred Kaplan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media and author of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the MediaBrooke Gladstone joins Slate’s War Stories columnist and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (and her husband), Fred Kaplan, to discuss how their respective beats have changed since 9/11 and how their family experienced 9/11 and the aftermath.

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Naked Wine

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Alice Feiring, wine journalist and author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, discusses her new book and advocates for natural wine made without government-approved additives.

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That Could Be Us Again

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, and Michael Mandelbaum, director of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University, discuss their new book: That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. Plus: introducing SchoolBook, a new education project from WNYC and the Times; On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone and her husband Fred Kaplan of Slate discuss how their family experienced 9/11; and the push for wine without additives.  

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Profiting from Good Works

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes and the author of Start Something That Matters, says you can have it all-- profits and meaning-- by following his lead with TOMS Shoes' One for One strategy.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Milton Glaser and Paul Goldberger

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Paul Goldberger, design professor at The New School, the architecture critic for the New Yorker, and author of Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York and Why Architecture Matters, and Milton Glaser, celebrated designer who most famously designed the "I ♥ NY" logo, discuss New York City's image and brand pre and post 9/11.

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Tuesday Morning Politics

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

David Dayen, writer at Firedoglake.com, joins public relations consultant, blogger at Alarming News, and contributor to It's A Free Country, Karol Markowicz to talk about the latest political news.

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Image Control

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Decade 9/11 conversations continue with New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger and “I ♥ NY” designer Milton Glaser about the image and brand of New York City pre and post September 11th. Plus: the new Ambassador to the U.S. for Libya's National Transitional Council Ali Suleiman Aujali; Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes and the author of Start Something That Matters, discusses his philosophy of social entrepreneurship, and an analysis from right and left of the latest in national politics.

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Flood Report

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

WNYC Senior Reporter Bob Hennelly talks about President Obama's visit to Paterson and the holiday weekend flood cleanup.

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The Libyan Ambassador: The Latest from Tripoli

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ali Suleiman Aujali, Ambassador to the U.S. for Libya's National Transitional Council talks about the latest from Tripoli, the search for Qaddafi and what kind of support- financial and otherwise- the rebels are getting in Libya.

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DEBT: The First 5,000 Years

Monday, September 05, 2011

Anthropologist David Graeber, reader in social anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, talks about his new  book, DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and proposes a radical debt forgiveness scheme

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