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Sister Citizen: Black Women and Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

Professor of political science at Tulane University, contributor to MSNBC and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, Melissa Harris-Perry, talks the political lives of American black women and what stereotypes keep black women from civic engagement.

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It's Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

National political correspondent for The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty and New York Times national correspondent, Jackie Calmes, discuss the latest national political news.

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Wall Street Protests

Monday, September 26, 2011

Jonathan Tasini, labor activist and president of Economic Future Group, and Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, discuss the protests on Wall Street.

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For Everything There Is A Season

Monday, September 26, 2011

New York Times U.N. bureau chief Neil MacFarquhar talks about how the Arab Spring has been discussed at the United Nations General Assembly this fall, and how the Palestinian bid for statehood has shifted the focus off countries like Tunisia and Egypt at the U.N. Plus: Melissa Harris-Perry on her new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America; how much do small businesses really contribute to job creation?; and 150 years of history from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

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Come On and Work It On Out

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Federal Reserve is taking a cue from a 1960s program to stimulate the economy. Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, explains how the Fed is planning to drive down long-term interest rates with Operation Twist. Plus: the latest census findings show one in five New Yorkers are living in poverty; New York Times columnist John Tierney and Roy Baumeister of Florida State University explore willpower; and a poet discusses his dyslexia. 

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Schools in Newark and Beyond

Friday, September 23, 2011

John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of NJ Spotlight, discusses funding for schools in Newark and offers analysis on President Obama's expected announcement about No Child Left Behind.

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The Latest from the Census

Friday, September 23, 2011

WNYC reporters, Arun Venugopal and Cindy Rodriguez, talk about what the latest census numbers say about poverty levels and other demographic measurements in New York City and the U.S.

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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.

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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.

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