Iowa, One Year Out

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Monday, February 07, 2011

The Iowa Caucus vote is one year away. It's A Free Country is launching a new collaboration with Iowa Public Radio to track voters and issues in that state. Statehouse Reporter Joyce Russell discusses Iowa voters and how their views will effect the 2012 elections. Plus: Huffington Post gets bought by AOL; Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Business, reviews the new job numbers; evolutionary psychologist Jesse Bering on how we're programmed to believe in God; and calls from "Reagan Democrats" to talk about why they switched parties then, and what party they belong to now.


AOL is set to acquire the Huffington Post and make Arianna Huffington head of all editorial content for the company. Jeff Jarvis, Author of the blog BuzzMachine and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ana Marie Cox, GQ Washington Correspondent and founder of the Wonkette blog, and Betsy Morgan, former CEO of The Huffington Post and current President of The Blaze, discuss what this move means for the the future of the liberal online community, and the media landscape in general.

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New Jobs Numbers

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the Department of Labor's new jobs report released last Friday.

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Open Phones: Reagan Democrats

On the day after what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, we're taking calls from Reagan Democrats about his success in courting Democratic voters.

Are you a Reagan Democrat? Call in and tell us why you crossed party lines back then and where your allegiances lie today.

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Primary Sources: One Year Out

Today is one year from the 2012 Iowa Caucus. Joyce Russell, Statehouse reporter for Iowa Public Radio, joins us as It's A Free Country  launches a new collaboration with Iowa Public Radio to track voters and issues.

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What the Revolution Means for Women

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist and author of The Hidden Face of Eve, joins Yasmin Moll, an Egyptian American PhD student from NYU, to discuss what impact the revolution may have on women's rights.

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Faith in Psychology

Jesse Bering, evolutionary psychologist, Slate contributor, director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast, and the author of The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life, explains why he believes that we're programmed to believe in God.

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