Crisis Management

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has produced a comprehensive report on the causes of the financial crisis. Commission chairman Phil Angelides, the weekly guest for February, unpacks his report.   Plus: continued coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East, including a look at the Muslim Brotherhood with Fawaz Gerges, a professor in Middle East and International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College; and author Stephanie Coontz on her new book tracing the legacy of The Feminine Mystique.  

Egypt's Future

Aladdin Elaasar, nominated as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt in 2005, and the author of The Last Pharaoh: Mubarak and the Uncertain Future of Egypt in the Obama Age, discusses his critique of the Mubarak regime in Egypt and what he thinks about the future of that country.

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What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Fawaz Gerges, Director of the Middle East Centre and Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics  discusses the history of the Muslim Brotherhood and its relationship to the ongoing protests in Egypt.

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Madoff and the Mets

Serge Kovaleski, New York Times Metro desk reporter, and Josh Alper, sports writer at NBC New York, FanHouse, and, talk about the Mets' Madoff investments and how the Madoff victims' lawsuit against the team might affect the team's performance.

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From The Feminine Mystique to the Mommy Wars

Stephanie Coontz, director of research and public education at the Council on Contemporary Families and the author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, examines the impact and continuing influence of Betty Friedan's seminal book.

Event:  Stephanie Coontz speaks about her book tonight at the Tenement Museum at 6:30pm.  RSVP at the museum website.

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Crisis Lessons: Report Overview

Today is the first in a four-part series with Phil Angelides every Thursday in February. Today: An Overview.

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman Phil Angelides discusses his group's findings on the reasons behind the economic meltdown.

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Open Phones: Smoking Ban in NYC Parks and Beaches

It's the city that never sleeps, and now the city that never smokes.

The City Council passed a ban on smoking in parks, pedestrian plazas and beaches in New York City yesterday. What do you think about the ban?

Call in or leave your comment here to share your opinion of the ban set to affect the city's 1,700 parks and 14 miles of beaches.

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