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The Economy of Everything

Friday, March 04, 2011

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks about the nation’s financial climate, the battle over collective bargaining rights and benefits for unions and other economic news. Plus: the Wall Street Journal’s Katherine Rosman discusses her new column “Checks and Balances” about the economics of marriage, relationships and family; Julie Burstein and Kurt Andersen from Studio 360 on creativity and where it comes from; and another installment of Science 101.

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Science 101: Ecology and Bio-Diversity

Friday, March 04, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Today, Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about species and bio-diversity. 

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Paul Krugman On Unions and Other Budget Battles

Friday, March 04, 2011

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks about the nation's finacial climate, the battle over collective bargaining rights for unions, and the news of the economy.

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NYU Grad Wins Oscar

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Luke Matheny, 2011 Academy Award winner for best live action short film, "God of Love," talks about his film, which was also his graduate thesis at NYU's film school. 

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Science 101: Seasons and Climate

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.  

Today, Edmond Mathez, curator of the department of earth and planetary sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about the age of the earth and climate change.

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War On Women

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry, a columnist at The Nation magazine and associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, discusses how women and women's issues are affected by budget cuts.

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Census Results: By The Numbers

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses the "shifting ethnic mosaic" of New York City's five boroughs.

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Two More Weeks

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner, (D-NY9), talks about the deal to fund the federal government for two more weeks, offensive statutes, and other Congressional matters.

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Averting Shutdown

Thursday, March 03, 2011

NY Congressman Anthony Weiner talks about efforts to avert a government shutdown and other activity in Congress. Plus: NY Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts discusses the results of the 2010 Census and what it means for the New York region; Melissa Harris-Perry talks about the war on women; Brooklyn-based Oscar winner Luke Matheny; and another installment of Science 101.

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Changing Times

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

As recordings of Bernie Madoff’s prison interview begin to surface, New York Magazine contributing editor Steve Fishman talks about his exclusive conversation with the disgraced financier. Plus, the role of women in building democracy and breaking down barriers in the Middle East; WNYC political analyst Joyce Purnick on how Mayor Bloomberg manages relations with labor unions; an editor behind the deli counter; and Science 101 returns to talk about the stars.

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Science 101: Astronomy

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Just 13% of eighth-graders were deemed proficient in science on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Today's scientist is Mordecai Mark Mac Low, astronomer and chair of the division of physical sciences at the American Museum of Natural History.

Today: Astronomy

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Bloomberg and Labor

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

WNYC political analyst Joyce Purnick, longtime New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, talks about Mayor Bloomberg's approach to labor relations.

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Women in Democracy Building in the Middle East

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Karima Bennoune, professor at Rutgers School of Law and a specialist on the democracy movement, women's rights and religious extremism in the Middle East, and Egyptian-born Leila Ahmed (author of the forthcoming book A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America), professor at Harvard Divinity School whose work focuses on women and religion in the Middle East, discuss the role of religion and women in reform in the Middle East.

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Talking to Madoff

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Steve Fishman, contributor to New York Magazine, talks about his exclusive interviews with imprisoned Bernard Madoff.

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Deli News

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ben Ryder Howe, writer, former senior editor at The Paris Review and the author of My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Storewrites about his family's misadventure running a deli in Brooklyn.

Ben will be reading live this Friday, March 4th, at the Asia Society.

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Science 101: Evolution and Genes

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Just 13% of eighth-graders were deemed proficient in science on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Our Science expert is Rob DeSalle, curator in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Today: Evolution and genes

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Teacher Layoffs: The List

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's release of the list of 4,500 teacher positions that would be eliminated if proposed cuts go into effect.

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Libya, Wisconsin, and Washington

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Warships, no-fly-zones, and UN resolutions in the Middle East. Unions, collective bargaining and budget woes in the Mid-West. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, discusses what's on the Obama administation's mind today.

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The Internet is Making Us (Blank)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses how books like Dr. Elias Aboujaoude's Virtually You and Nicolas Carr's The Shallows have been tackling the subject of the Internet and how it changes the way we behave and think.

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