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Submit Your Re-Imagined Peace Sign

Thursday, March 29, 2012

As part of the End of War series, we're asking you to re-imagine the peace sign--as a way of re-imagining peace. What should the peace sign be? Share your design, and check out the submissions we've gotten from your fellow listeners here.

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Put It To Bed

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has finished hearing arguments in the Affordable Healthcare Act case, Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Newsweek discusses what it means for policy and politics this election year. Plus: David Sanger of The New York Times on President Obama’s trip to Korea and nuclear disarmament; changes to the NYPD’s Civilian Complain Review Board; the definition of a museum; and Alice Park of Time concludes this month’s series on sleep.

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Reviewing Day Two of the Supreme Court Healthcare Hearings

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Richard Epstein, professor of law at NYU and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins us from Chicago to discuss yesterday's arguments from the Supreme Court's healthcare reform case, and why the line of questioning was so significant.

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Day 3: Supreme Court Healthcare Arguments Recap

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, and is livechatting at National Review Online on the Supreme Court healthcare case. He brings us up to speed on today's arguments on the severability issue being heard at the Supreme Court on the Affordable Healthcare Act case.

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End of War: Milton Glaser's Process & Re-imagining Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Milton Glaser, renowned graphic designer and author of the new book In Search of the Miraculous or One Thing Leads to Another, discusses his new book about his creative process--and helps us launch a new project: Re-imagine the Peace Sign--as part of our End of War series.

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Bully: The Documentary

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lee Hirsch, who directed and co-wrote the new documentary "Bully" (with Cynthia Lowen), discusses the film, his own history with bullying, and the popular petition to change the film's R rating so children can see it. The movie will open unrated on Friday, March 30. Kelby Johnson, an Oklahoma teenager who was bullied for being gay and who is in the film, also joins to discuss what happened to her.

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Eric Scheiderman on the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, talks about the Supreme Court's review of the Affordable Care Act and his amicus brief.

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Fighting Torture in Bahrain

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nada Dhaif, a Bahraini oral surgeon, one of the 20 medical personnel sentenced to prison after treating pro-democracy demonstrators, talks about the appeal of her 15-year sentence and her work on behalf of fellow torture victims.

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One Thing Leads to Another

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's the final day of oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court. Richard Epstein, professor of law at NYU, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discuss the arguments. Plus: renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser discusses his new book and talks about re-imagining peace; Lee Hirsch, director of the documentary "Bully;" and a medical professional from Bahrain discusses being imprisoned after treating pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Non-Believer's Religion

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher and author of Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, looks at what religion offers, even to the agnostic and atheist.

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Today's Supreme Court Healthcare Arguments Recap

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, and is live chatting at National Review Online on the Supreme Court healthcare case.  He brings us up to speed on today's arguments on the health insurance mandate being heard at the Supreme Court on the Affordable Healthcare Act case.

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Watch: Jonah Lehrer on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wiredfrequent contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab, and author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Work recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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News from West Africa: Mali and Senegal

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adam Nossiter, West Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR West Africa correspondent, discuss the coup in Mali and the peaceful election and transition of power in Senegal.

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Open Phones: Tim Tebow Believer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Do you have an opinion on Tim Tebow coming to New York that's based on religion rather than football? Jets Fans: Phones are open. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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Critical Day in Supreme Court Health Care Hearings

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today is the day that the Supreme Court hears arguments about the "individual mandate."  Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University, discusses what we learned yesterday and what's expected in today's hearings.

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Shareholders, Corporate Political Donations, and Transparency

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's corporate shareholder meeting season, and many groups are calling for more transparency when it comes to corporate political donations.  Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, joins us to discuss the issue. Are you a shareholder? What do you want to know about a company's political spending? Let us know!

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Democracy in Action

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coverage of the Supreme Court healthcare case continues with analysis and a recap of yesterday’s arguments and an update on today’s. Plus: Adam Nossiter, West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times on the coup in Mali and the peaceful transition of power in Senegal. Then, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on transparency when it comes to corporate political donations; and Alain de Botton, author of Religion for Atheists.

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The Science of Calories

Monday, March 26, 2012

When it comes to weight loss, does it matter more what you eat, when you eat or how much you eat? Marion Nestle, professor in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and of sociology at New York University tries to answer that question in her new book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.

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Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's Past and Future

Monday, March 26, 2012

Having just announced 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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Best TV Show Revealed

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's down to "The Sopranos" vs. "The Wire" in New York Magazine's critics' bracket and "Breaking Bad" vs. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for the readers. New York's TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz talks us through the contest and reveals the winners.

Listeners: What's the best TV drama of the last 25 years? 

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