The End of Unemployment?

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, the extension of the Federal unemployment benefits, has come to an end. What will the holiday season hold for the unemployed?  Plus: a recent gene tweak has reversed the aging process in mice; more on the Wikileaks cable dump with former CIA agent Robert Baer; and the links between Yoga and religion.

Unemployment Benefits Expire

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George Wentworth, senior staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project, and John Maggs, National Politics Reporter for POLITICO, reflect on the end of many federal unemployment benefits.

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Open Phones: Is WikiLeaks Good or Bad For Democracy?

Was the release of diplomatic documents in the public's best interest or a crime? Is Wikileaks good for democracy, dangerous to our national security, or some mix of the two? Let us know!

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Reverse Aging?

Dr. Ronald A. DePinho, director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and professor of medicine (genetics) at Harvard Medical School, talks about a recent discovery that has reversed the aging process in mice.

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Former CIA Officer on Wikileaks

Robert Baer, a former CIA officer and intelligence columnist for, talks about the new batch of Wikileaks documents and some of their implications.

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Elections in Egypt, Haiti and Ivory Coast

Elections were held this past weekend in countries around the world.  Brian Lehrer Show listeners with ties to Egypt, Haiti and Ivory Coast call in to share their views on the voting and results and The Root's managing editor Joel Dreyfuss weighs in.

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Yoga and Religion

Mark Singleton, author of Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice, and Stefanie Syman, author of The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, talk about the origins and links between yoga and religion.

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