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Robert Reich on the Role of Private Equity

Friday, May 25, 2012

Former labor secretary and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, Robert Reich discusses the role of private equity - such as Bain Capital - in our economic system, and other news of the day.

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How To Read Early Election Polls

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, discusses some of the discrepancies in early presidential polling, and how best to understand the numbers.

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Asset Class

Friday, May 25, 2012

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the role of private equity, venture capital, and Bain in our economy and what the current debate over Bain Capital is really about. Plus: Paul Chappell, Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Iraq War veteran, continues the End of War series by talking about paths of peace; what the mild winter means for mosquitoes in the area; and a look at the Live Action Role-Playing subculture.

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Fawaz Gerges on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics, came to WNYC to talk about his new book Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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Your 20s: Confidence at Work

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Each week in May, Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, looks at different aspects of life in your twenties. This week: how some twentysomethings struggle at work when they are employed.

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LGBT Parents' Rights

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Carlos Ball, law professor at the Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and author of The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood, looks at the legal history of LGBT parents and their children.

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The Webcam Spying Verdict Aftermath

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, Nancy Solomon, discusses the sentencing in the Dharun Ravi Rutgers spying case, and takes listener calls about how they feel now that the trial has ended.

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Facebook IPO Fallout

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Forbes managing editor Bruce Upbin discusses the initial poor performance of Facebook stock, why shareholders are suing the company, and why regulators are investigating possible wrongdoing.

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The Diaspora in the Dominican Elections

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Erica Gonzalez, executive editor of El Diario, explains the role of Dominicans abroad in the recent Dominican elections. For the first time, Dominicans in New York and New Jersey were able to vote for seven congressional seats to represent the diaspora.

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Fight For Your Right

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What went wrong with the Facebook IPO? We’ll discuss. Plus: Rutgers law professor Carlos Ball discusses his new book The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood; NJPR’s Nancy Solomon on the sentencing of Dharun Ravi; London School of Economics professor Fawaz Gerges discusses his new book Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?; and psychologist Meg Jay offers advice for 20-somethings in the workplace as part of our May series on life in your 20’s.

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Obama and the Middle East

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, talks about the Egyptian presidential election and looks at Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Summer Movies!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

From blockbusters to under-the-radar indies, Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, looks ahead to summer movie season. What movies are you most excited about this summer? Let us know!

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Positive Economic Indicators: Found a Job?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Have you found a new job? Charlie Herman, WNYC business editor, reports that New York City added more jobs in the last four months than it had since the 1950s. Call in or post here with your positive economic indicators.

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EJ Dionne on What American Capitalism Means

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and professor at Georgetown University, talks partisan politics, the conversation over Bain Capital, and his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.  

EVENT: E.J. Dionne will discuss the book at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

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End of War: Submissions from Guardian US Readers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Guardian US posed the Brian Lehrer Show End of War question to their readers. Submissions came in from all over the world. Here are some highlights. 

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Tiny Museums: Hoboken Historical Museum

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Robert Foster, executive director, talks about what visitors can learn from the collection in Hoboken, including a new exhibit on the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

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Black and White, Up and Down

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post is now the author of Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. Plus: Dana Stevens, Slate’s film critic and co-host of Slate’s Culture Gabfest, previews the upcoming summer movie season and what shouldn’t be missed; we take your calls on your employment status and WNYC’s Charlie Herman talks about New York City’s positive job numbers; and the Tiny Museum series concludes at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

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Jorge Ramos: Al Punto

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jorge Ramos, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of "Al Punto" ("To The Point"), which airs on Sunday mornings on Univision, talks about current political news as well as immigration and Univision's role in this presidential election year.

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Pew Polls Polling

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fewer people are answering surveys today than in the past. Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, discusses a new Pew study on the effectiveness of public polls.

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Nuns Now

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jesuit priest James Martin, a culture editor of America Magazine and author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, and Sister Mary Johnson, of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and professor of sociology and religious studies at Emmanuel College, discuss Vatican criticism of American nuns and their focus on poverty and economic justice.

 

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