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Change Brewing

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, is urging other corporate execs to stop making campaign donations until Washington starts working together to repair the economy.

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Free Trade Agreements and Jobs

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post congressional reporter and lead author of 2chambers, the Post's blog covering politics and policy on Capitol Hill, and Elizabeth Williamson, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talk about the three free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, which the White House submitted to Congress yesterday after resolving a dispute over displaced worker assistance.

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What We Know Now

Monday, October 03, 2011

New York Magazine’s national affairs editor John Heilemann discusses politics heading into 2012. Plus: the evolutionary biologist and author, Richard Dawkins, talks about his new graphic science book exploring what we should teach kids about science and the world and why; the pros and cons of banking at credit unions and community banks over the big banks; and two Canadians travel the perimeter of the United States and are here to tell us what they learned.

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How We Know What's Really True

Monday, October 03, 2011

Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist and author talks about his new graphic science book, The Magic of Reallity: How We Know What's Really True, illustrated by Dave McKean, which explores what we should teach our kids about science, the world and why.

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What We Know About Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 03, 2011

Writer and editor of Waging Nonviolence, Nathan Schneider, examines the protests and movement taking place around Occupy Wall Street.

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At The Edges of the U.S.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Canadian writers Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds, one the descendent of an American slave, the other educated at an American school in Brazil, write about their trip around the perimeter of the U.S. and discuss their new book, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America.

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Digital Contract Woes

Monday, October 03, 2011

New York Times reporter David Halbfinger talks about his recent article and the problems with the Bloomberg administration's wildly over-budget personnel tracking system.

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Credit Unions and You

Monday, October 03, 2011

How do credit unions fit into recent banking headlines, and how do they compare to larger and community banks? Joan Goldwasser, senior reporter for Kiplingers Personal Finance, and Sarah Ludwig, co-director of New York's Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP) explain.

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Politics is Local

Monday, October 03, 2011

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page and New York Magazine national affairs editor John Heilemann discuss New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's impact on national politics.

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Supreme Court Preview

Friday, September 30, 2011

Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and partner at Goldstein & Russell, a law firm specializing in Supreme Court litigation, looks ahead to the "first Monday in October" when the Supreme Court's new term begins.

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Sometimes, Always, Never

Friday, September 30, 2011

Recent U.S. Census numbers show that New York City has a high percentage of unmarried women. D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center, analyzes the numbers and takes calls from unmarried women about what it all might reveal about gender and the role of marriage. Plus: what to expect from the next U.S. Supreme Court session; and a look back at the great newspaper columns and columnists with NY1’s Errol Louis, Newsweek and the Daily Beast’s John Avlon, and The Daily and The New York Posts Jesse Angelo.

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The Un-Marrying Kind

Friday, September 30, 2011

Senior writer at the Pew Research Center, D'Vera Cohn, talks about the census numbers that show New York City as having a high percentage of unmarried women, and what it says about changing gender and marriage roles.

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America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

Friday, September 30, 2011

Errol Louis, host of "Inside City Hall" on NY1, John Avlon, senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of The Daily and executive editor of the New York Post, all co-editors of Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns, discuss the influence of the newspaper column on America's culture and history.

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Anwar al-Awlaki Killed

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dina Temple-Raston, who covers counterterrorism and national security for NPR, discusses today's news that Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed.

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Following Up: New York's Public School Buildings

Friday, September 30, 2011

Jean Arrington, who has been researching New York City public school buildings from the turn of the century and who gives walking tours of school architecture, talks about the legacy of Charles B.J. Snyder, a public school superintendent who designed roughly 400 school buildings, 270 of which are still in use.

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We the People

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Facebook has just started a political action committee. Paul Blumenthal, reporter for the Huffington Post, discusses how the Facebook PAC might spend its money and how other groups are taking advantage of unlimited campaign spending for corporations and unions ahead of the 2012 elections. Plus: Christopher Phillips, director of the Society for Philosophical Inquiry, asks how you would re-write the U.S. Constitution; the series about Schoolbook and the NYC schools continues with WNYC education reporter Beth Fertig; and the “context and a movie” series continues with a conversation about “Moneyball.”

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How To Build A Protest Movement

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large of Thomson Reuters, and Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and the author of several books including Letters to a Young Activist (Art of Mentoring) and The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideal, discuss the ongoing Wall Street protests and offer their analysis and advice about how to create a movement and coherent argument for change.

Listeners: We want to hear from you too. Have you joined the protests? What are you protesting? Call us at 212-433-WNYC. Also--if you have a critique of the protesters' tactics or mission, call us and tell us what your critique is.

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Constitutional Un-Convention

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christopher Phillips, scholar, pro-democracy activist, founder of the Constitution Cafe Dialogue Movement, and author of Constitution Cafe: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution, discusses his experience travelling across the country and asking the question, How would you rewrite the Constitution? 

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SchoolBook: Buildings

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, continues the September Schoolbook series, this week focusing on the school buildings themselves.

Space is tight at city schools. Share how your school is managing overcrowding with SchoolBook.

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Context and a Movie: "Moneyball"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rob Neyer, national baseball editor for Baseball Nation and former employee of baseball statistics legend Bill James, discusses sabermetrics and how it did or did not change baseball. Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, joins him to discuss "Moneyball." 

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