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The New Ellsberg?

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, talks about why he feels the WikiLeaks document dumps are following in his footsteps.  Plus, a new CNN documentary about the Taliban; Jonah Lehrer questions the scientific method; and tech gifts for the holidays.

Compromise Position

It's been four days since the President announced his compromise over tax cuts. Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, talks about whether liberals should still be upset with the details of the plan.

Liberals, has your assessment of the President's deal changed as you learn the details? Let us know! 

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Surviving the Taliban

Independent journalist and filmmaker Paul Refsdal describes his experiences embedding with the Taliban, who then kidnapped him and held him hostage for six days. He is the focus of the new CNN documentary "Taliban."

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Studies Show.... Or Do They?

Jonah Lehrer talks about his New Yorker article on the limitations of the scientific method and how difficult it is for studies to actually prove anything.

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Daniel Ellsberg On Wikileaks

Read a summary of this conversation at It's A Free Country.

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the Wikileaks case, which he sees as analogous to his 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers.

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Bridge & Tunnel

Listeners weigh in on the "Koch Bridge" and "Carey Tunnel." Who would you name a bridge after? Henry Stern, director of New York Civic and a former city councilman and parks commissioner, joins the discussion.

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Rut or Recovery Tree Vendors; And Your Best Gift

We introduce a new project, asking you to go talk to Christmas tree vendors about the economy; and take some calls about who found the best holiday gift ever.

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Talk To Your Tree Vendor For Rut or Recovery

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