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End of War: Peace Edition

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

From the WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch the video here.

To wrap up the End of War project, we have a wide-ranging discussion about how we can accomplish peace. Conversations include:

The Veteran's Perspective

  • Sead Suvalic, Bosnian refugee and Program Officer, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee
  • Andrew S. Roberts, Iraq war veteran and director of Military and Veterans Liaison Services at North Shore LIJ
  • Carl Callender, a program director at Black Veterans for Social Justice and an Iraq war veteran

Why Not A Department of Peace?

  • Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Congressman (D-Ohio)
  • John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology and author of the new book The End of War

Strategies for Peace

  • Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs for the US Institute of Peace
  • Lena Slachmuijlder, chief programming officer, Search for Common Ground
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So Long, Farewell

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Do we short-change good-byes to start anew? MacArthur prize-winning sociologist and Harvard education professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot asks this question in her new book Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free, as she explores how we leave one thing and move on to the next.

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Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's Past and Future

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Having announced this past March that he'll be stepping down, C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb discusses the network's role in our political conversation and media environment.

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Endings and Beginnings

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

What has C-Span done for you? Brian Lamb, founder and CEO of the network, reflects on what C-Span has meant for democracy, partisanship and media. Then, Harvard sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores how our society ends things. Plus: we re-air our End of War series finale from The Greene Space with special guests Congressman Dennis Kucinich, science journalist John Horgan, peacemakers, veterans, and more.

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4th of July History Lesson... and Quiz!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Just in time for the 4th of July, catch up on your American history with Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About" series, including the anniversary edition of Don't Know Much About History.

Listeners: Call in to put your American-history knowledge to the test in our 4th of July quiz! Call us at 212-433-9692.

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Activist New York

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York, discusses a new exhibit at the Museum about activism in New York City's history, and launches our new Facebook project.

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Meet the Young People's Chorus

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Francisco Nunez, founder and executive director of the Young People's Chorus, and Gabrielle Nesmith and Solvieg Gold, members of the chorus, discuss their work, their music, and their upcoming trip to China.

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The Facts on Fast and Furious

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Investigative reporter Katherine Eban discusses her new piece in Fortune, which tries to explain what really happened in the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" program.

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Should States Opt Out of the Medicaid Expansion?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains why some states would opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act. Avik writes The Apothecary blog on health care policy for Forbes.

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Don't Know Much About...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A six-month Fortune magazine investigation into the Fast and Furious program found that much of what the public believes about the operation is wrong. Fortune’s Katherine Eban explains what really happened. Then, why would some states opt out of the Medicaid expansion? Plus: an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York explores activism; Kenneth C. Davis on July 4th history; and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs.

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Glenn Greenwald's Justice

Monday, July 02, 2012

Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com columnist, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his book, now out in paperback, and other news of the day.

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Broadband Love: Making the Connection

Monday, July 02, 2012

Charles J. Orlando is our guest for the month of June. He is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and author of The Problem with Women…Is Men. We continue our series on online dating with a look at how to write the best profile, and what to look for when you make the in-person connection.

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The Collapse of Everything

Monday, July 02, 2012

Dr. John Casti is a complexity scientist, systems theorist and the co-founder of The X-Center, a Vienna-based research institute focusing on human-caused extreme events and how to anticipate them. Casti discusses his book, X-Events: The Collapse of Everything

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Read: Brian's Guardian US Essay on the End of War

Monday, July 02, 2012

Brian wrote about the End of War project and his views on whether peace is possible. It's published here at the Guardian US

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NJ Senate President Sweeney

Monday, July 02, 2012

Steve Sweeney, New Jersey's Democratic Senate President, discusses the NJ budget, higher education in the state, and decisions about Medicaid and health exchanges that the state will have to make following the Supreme Court's ruling on health care. Then Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, puts it all into context.   

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Con Ed Lockout

Monday, July 02, 2012

New York Daily News reporter Erin Durkin discusses the breakdown in negotiations that occurred between Con Ed and its union members, causing a lockout of 8,000 employees.

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Student Loan Rate Changes Explained

Monday, July 02, 2012

Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, discusses the deal struck in Washington to drop student loan rates and why grace periods disappeared yesterday.

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Rate of Change

Monday, July 02, 2012

Lawmakers reached a last-minute deal to lower student loan rates last week, but (unrelatedly) grace periods on many student loans expired yesterday. Did students win or lose? Jason Delisle of the New America Foundation explains. Plus: New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney; Salon's Glenn Greenwald; and Charles J. Orlando continues the Broadband Love series.

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LA vs. New York Summers: Brian Takes on Patt Morrison

Friday, June 29, 2012

In the latest installment of their semi-regular bi-coastal smackdowns, Brian spoke with his LA counterpart Patt Morrison of KPCC about which city is best in the summer: LA or New York? Take a listen to the audio below, and visit Patt's page for lots of great comments. Be sure to go in and defend the Big Apple!

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Anthony Weiner on Health Reform

Friday, June 29, 2012

When he was in Congress, Anthony Weiner championed progressive health care reform. He reacts to the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama's Affordable Care Act. This is his first radio interview since resigning office last year amid scandal.

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