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7 Billion and Counting

Friday, November 04, 2011

Joel E. Cohen, mathematical biologist, head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller University and Columbia University, and author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?, talks about the implications of passing the 7-billion world population milestone. 

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King on Broadway

Friday, November 04, 2011

Playwright Katori Hall discusses her play about Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop, now on Broadway. Director of The Mountaintop and Stick Fly, Kenny Leon, joins the conversation.

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Italy Explained

Friday, November 04, 2011

Beppe Severgnini, author of Mamma Mia!: Berlusconi Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad, and columnist for Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily paper, talks about Italy's politics and place in the European debt crisis.

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Keeping Up With English

Friday, November 04, 2011

Executive editor of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Steve Kleinedler, talks about the new fifth edition and how dictionaries are changing in the digital era.

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Know Thyself

Thursday, November 03, 2011

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain is facing questions about a sexual harassment suit and the settlement which followed. Hear why settlements are used in such cases and who benefits. Plus: the delusions and misconceptions we have about how our minds work; the November series kicks off with your calls on finance and career troubles; German film director Werner Herzog on the death penalty; and which “-ocracy” do you live in? 

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Open Phones: Still Without Power

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Listeners: has your power been out since Saturday? Call in and tell us how you've been coping. Who do you blame, and how is your community working through this? 

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Open Phones: Of, By and For

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A recent caller said she thinks we live in a "madisonavenue-ocracy." What kind of ___ocracy do you think we live in?

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Greece Check-In

Thursday, November 03, 2011

New York Times correspondent Rachel Donadio gives us an update on Greece's political and economic crisis.

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Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Money and Career

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, kicks off this November series on therapy. This week: we take your calls on money and career. 

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You Don't Know You

Thursday, November 03, 2011

David McRaney, journalist, self-described "psychology nerd," blogger and the author of You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself, discusses all the misconceptions human beings have about how their minds work.

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Werner Herzog on the Death Penalty

Thursday, November 03, 2011

German film director, producer and screenwriter Werner Herzog explores the American death penalty in his new documentary Into the Abyss, about a triple homicide in Texas.

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Confidentiality Provisions and Sexual Harassment Settlements

Thursday, November 03, 2011

CUNY Law Professor Rick Rossein talks about sexual harassment settlements in light of the accusations against Herman Cain from his days as head of the National Restaurant Association. 

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Making Adjustments

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) talks about overseas financial regulation, his proposals for new community bank rules, and a bipartisan effort urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to “go big.” Plus: Garrick Utley, president of the SUNY Levin Institute, on globalization’s effect on New York State and New York City; CNN’s Mark Whitaker talks about his new memoir; Danny Simmons and Brian Tate of Full Spectrum put the call out for their visual arts competition Curate NYC; and National Book Award finalist Patricia Meyer Spacks on rereading.

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Curate NYC: Year Two

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The co-founders of Full Spectrum, Brian Tate and Danny Simmons, talk about their collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to co-produce Curate NYC, a contest for artists whose winners exhibit their work at locations throughout the city.

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Globalization's Effect on NY and NYC

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

President of the SUNY Levin Institute Garrick Utley examines the impact of globalization on New York and New York City.

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A Long Trip Home: CNN's Mark Whitaker

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide and now author of My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir, talks about his childhood, explores his family history, and discusses how that history shaped his career path to CNN Worldwide.

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NY Redistricting Battles

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Dick Dadey, executive director of public interest watchdog Citizen's Union, and Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, talk about the redistricting fight heating up in Albany.

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Representative Himes on Banking Regulation

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

U.S. Congressman (D-CT-4) Jim Himes talks about his proposed bill that would loosen restrictions on community banks.

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Once Is Not Enough

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks, a National Book Award finalist, reread dozens of novels and reports the results of her experiment in On Rereading.

Is there a book you like to read again and again?  

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Turn Out the Vote

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, Adrienne Kivelson, city affairs chair of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Lucia Gomez-Jimenez, executive director of La Fuente, Mark Winston Griffith, adjunct faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Rachel Bishop, national programs director at the League of Young VotersChung-Wha Hong, executive director of the NY Immigration Coalition, and John Stremlau, vice president for peace programs at the Carter Center, brainstorm ways to turn around the city's low voter turnout.

THEN a conversation about how campaigns approach voter turnout with Michael DuHaime, Republican political strategist and partner at Mercury Public Affairs, and Doug Forand, Democratic political strategist and founding partner at Red Horse Strategies.

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