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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

There's a new chancellor heading up New York City's public schools. Plus: a bipartisan attempt at reclaiming American prosperity; President Obama’s trip to South Korea; New Jersey's Congressman-Elect Jon Runyan on his win over an incumbent and his new office; and author Walter Mosley on his new novel about aging and loss.

Black is the New Klein

Joel Klein has stepped down as chancellor of the New York City public school system, and Mayor Bloomberg has replaced him with magazine publisher Cathie Black. Maura Walz, reporter at Gotham Schools, and Matt Flamm, senior reporter at Crain's New York Business, join us to discuss this change. What do you make of the Klein years? What do you want from Black?

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The 2010 Democrats: Winners or Losers?

Will Saletan, national correspondant for Slate, says Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are the real winners of the midterm election -- in the long run.  

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Obama and South Korea

New York Times reporter Sewell Chan and Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweekjoin us to discuss the trade deal the U.S. is trying to strike with South Korea.

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Bipartisan Economists and Saving the Economy

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School and member of the Bush administration's economic team, and Peter NavarroCNBC contributor and business professor at UC Irvine, discuss their new book Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, in which they offer their views on saving the economy.

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Congressman-Elect Runyan

Jon Runyan, Republican Congressman-Elect and former Philadelphia Eagles lineman, talks about his victory over the incumbent Democrat Jon Adler in the close New Jersey House race.

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Walter Mosley: Deal with the Devil

Walter Mosley, author of literary fiction, science fiction, political philosophy, and two series of mysteries, discusses his new novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, which explores aging and loss through the story of a 91-year-old's Faustian bargain.

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