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Don't Get It Twisted

Friday, September 23, 2011

Economics editor and columnist at Yahoo! Finance, Dan Gross, discusses why Operation Twist may not have worked in the 1960s and why many don't think it will work today.

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U.S. vs. Pakistan

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about Admiral Mullen's accusation against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

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Palestinian Statehood

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center, talks about the latest plans for the Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the U.N.

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Poet and Dyslexic

Friday, September 23, 2011

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of My Dyslexia, talks about how his dyslexia has affected his life and his work as a poet.

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SchoolBook: Reform

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to the New York Times/WNYC project SchoolBook, looks at how the debates over reforming schools are playing out in New York City's classrooms.

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The NY Redistricting Battle

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Colby Hamilton, blogger for WNYC's The Empire, discusses how Rep. Turner's win has changed the redistricting battle in New York as well as the stakes for future elections, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, explains why Common Cause has pulled out of a coalition on legislative redistricting, and what should be done instead.

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UN Speech Roundup: Mexico, Nigeria, Brazil

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ken Ellingwood, correspondent for the LA Times' Mexico City bureau, discusses Mexican President Felipe Calderon's remarks at the UN yesterday; Jon Gambrell, chief correspondent in Lagos, Nigeria for The Associated Press, reacts to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's speech; and Brian Winter, chief correspondent in Brazil for Thomson Reuters, discusses Brazilian president's Dilma Rousseff's opening address.

Did your head of state speak yesterday at the UN? What's your reaction to their speech? Let us know!

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Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ron Suskind discusses his new book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, which offers an inside look at how the Obama White House approached the economic challenges of the administration.

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Crisis of Confidence

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ron Suskind is now the author of Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. He discusses the early days of the Obama presidency and the dynamics of his economic team. Plus: speeches from Mexico, Nigeria and Brazil at the U.N. General Assembly; political developments (including the election of the Republican Congressman Bob Turner) will have an effect on the redistricting battles in New York State; how school reform is playing out in New York City; and the story of a maid’s daughter. 

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The Maid's Daughter

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mary Romero, professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University and author of The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream, tells the story of Olivia, who comes to the U.S. to live with her mother, and encounters the difficulty of growing up around privilege she doesn't share.  

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Take A Look At Me Now

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is author of Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans. He weighs in on national politics and the bids for the GOP nominations. Plus: President Barack Obama’s third annual speech to the U.N. General Assembly; the eyewear monopoly; new housing numbers and the argument for changing Fannie and Freddie Mac; and how slavery factors into your choices.

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Open Phones: Where Would You Take Your President?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World leaders are gathered in New York this week. El Diario asked some of its readers where they would take their home-country president, and we'll do the same. If you were serving as NYC tour guide for your country's president, where would you take him/her? Restaurants, attractions, music - anything goes!

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Fannie and Freddie Fixes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Professor of real estate and co-director of the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia Business School, Christopher Mayer delves into the new housing numbers and suggests that allowing all homeowners to refinance their mortgages would help the market.

For more information about Professor Mayer's proposal, click here.

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Your Slave Map

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ambassador at Large, senior advisor to the Secretary of State and director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca, and the president of Slavery Footprint, Justin Dillon, talk about forced labor and measuring a person's slavery "footprint."

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Governor Daniels: Keeping the Republic

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels talks about national politics and his new book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.

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UN Meets, Obama Speaks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

President Obama is speaking at the UN this morning as controversy breaks out over Palestine's request to be recognized as a state. Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for the Atlantic and editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, discusses what to expect from the speech and what's at stake.

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Why Are Glasses So Expensive?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When was the last time you bought prescription glasses, and how much did you shell out? Ira Mitchell, blogger at GlassyEyes.com, and Shantan Reddy from the department of Opthomolagy at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the industry and how to save some money.

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Justice Breyer on American Democracy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice and author of Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, offers his view of interpreting the Constitution.

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Debating the End of Men

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Editor of Slate’s women’s blog, DoubleX, and contributing editor at The AtlanticHanna Rosin talks about the continuing debate over her 2010 Atlantic article "The End of Men," plus whether the new TV season proves her point.

EVENT: Hanna will be participating at the Intelligence Squared debate "Men Are Finished" tonight at 6:45.

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U.N. Vote Explainer

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Assistant professor at American University's School of International Service, contributing writer at Foreign Policy magazine and author of Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World, David Bosco, talks about the procedural issues around the expected Palestinian statehood vote in the U.N.

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