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Inclusionary Education

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Boston educator for 36 years and retired principal of the Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School (now the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School), Bill Henderson talks about his book, The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone.

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Real People. Real Reviews.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Justin Wedes, an organizer of the Occupy Wall Street protests, answers listener questions about the movement. Plus: Anna Sale, political reporter for It’s A Free Country, discusses highlights from the GOP debate on the economy last night; a Yelp executive explains about how trust is built online; and an educator talks about his new book, “The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone.”

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Forecasting the Future

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The new executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, talks about the future of the paper and about her new book The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout. Plus: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli talks about Wall Street; NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks about covering the uprisings throughout the Arab world; and actors Dulé Hill and James Roday from the show "Psych."

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The 2012 Latino Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

President and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, Angelo Falcón talks about how the GOP candidates and President Obama are courting the Latino vote.

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NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Wall Street Forecast

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli discusses his Wall Street forecast, and the role that the financial sector plays in the local economy.

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Psych: Predict and Serve

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Psych cast members James Roday and Dulé Hill discuss the hit USA show, about a fake psychic detective. 

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Jill Abramson on Puppy Love and The Times

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The new executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, expands on her New York Times column about her first year with her golden retriever in her new book, The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog named Scout, and talks about the future of the newspaper.

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Digital Learning Reexamined

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel talks about the gap between the promises of educational software companies and the test score results in schools.

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Unfinished Arab Revolutions

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kelly McEvers, Baghdad correspondent for NPR, talks about her time in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria and how the Arab Spring continues throughout the region.

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Open Phones: Religion and Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 10, 2011

Did your pastor/preacher/imam/rabbi mention Occupy Wall Street over the weekend? Is there a convergence of the political and religious among the protesters around the country? We ask what kinds of conversations were taking place during your religious ceremony this past weekend.

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Global Design Ideas

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine's design editor and Justin Davidson, architecture critic for New York Magazine, look for ideas for New York City in other world cities.

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SchoolBook: Physical Education

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York Times education reporter Fernanda Santos talks about the recent audit that showed NYC's public schools to be falling short on required physical education classes. What about your child's school?

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Scheduling the Primaries and the Caucuses

Monday, October 10, 2011

Josh Putnam, an assistant professor at Davidson College who studies presidential primaries and writes the blog FrontloadingHQ, discusses how states are deciding when to schedule presidential primaries and party caucuses, and how the schedule determines the candidates who get into the race.

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Washington Responds to Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich talks about economic news from Washington over the weekend, and how politicians from right and left are responding to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Cancer Screening Change

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York Times reporter, Gardiner Harris, talks about the controversy over widespread screening for prostate cancer and whether it's warranted.

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Get In Line

Monday, October 10, 2011

States like Iowa, Nevada, Florida, New Hampshire and South Carolina are scheduling primaries and caucuses early in the year. Josh Putnam, assistant professor at Davidson College who writes the blog Frontloading HQ, explains how influence is tied to the calendar and how the schedule determines which candidates get into the race. Plus: is widespread screening for prostate cancer warranted?; New York City public schools are falling short on required gym classes, a recent audit shows; and what we can learn about design for New York City from other cities.

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Breaking Bread

Friday, October 07, 2011

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the exact numbers behind income inequality in the U.S. and takes a deeper look at the 99 percent vs. 1 percent wealth disparity claim made by Occupy Wall Street protestors and their critics. Plus: sports economist Robert Baade explains how sports stadiums and games (including the post-season for the Yankees) affects neighborhood economies; journalists Matthew McAllester and Farnaz Fassihi talks about the importance of meals while covering conflict; and the behind-the-scenes story of the automotive crisis of 2008. 

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Open Phones: Your Nobel "Disturbing-The-Peace" Prize Nominations

Friday, October 07, 2011

We talked about today's winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, now we want to nominate winners for the "disturbing the peace" prize. Talk about who you would give an award to for minor irritation, unseemliness, or general annoyance. Keep it fun, keep it civil, but (in the spirit of Andy Rooney) - vent a little!

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Car Trouble

Friday, October 07, 2011

Bill Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times and author of Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers - GM, Ford and Chrysler, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the near-collapse of the U.S. automotive giants following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Meals While Covering War

Friday, October 07, 2011

Journalist and editor of Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food During Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents, Matthew McAllester, discusses his new book of stories told by war correspondents about the importance of meals while covering conflict. Contributor to McAllester's book, senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East and author of Waiting for an Ordinary Day:The Unraveling of Life in Iraq, Farnaz Fassihi, joins the discussion. 

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