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Friday, March 04, 2011

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks about the nation’s financial climate, the battle over collective bargaining rights and benefits for unions and other economic news. Plus: the Wall Street Journal’s Katherine Rosman discusses her new column “Checks and Balances” about the economics of marriage, relationships and family; Julie Burstein and Kurt Andersen from Studio 360 on creativity and where it comes from; and another installment of Science 101.

Paul Krugman On Unions and Other Budget Battles

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks about the nation's finacial climate, the battle over collective bargaining rights for unions, and the news of the economy.

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The Economics Dance of Marriage

Katherine Rosman, columnist and author of If You Knew Suzy, talks about her new column in the Wall Street Journal, which tackles the economics of marriage and family. Read a recap at It's A Free Country>>>

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How Creativity Works

Where does creativity come from? Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, joins its founding producer Julie Burstein to talk about her new book, culled from the archives of the series: Spark: How Creativity Works (Harper, 2011)

Call in or leave your comment below! How do you find your creative spark? Is it more like going to work, or more like thinking and dreaming? And are you driven to create more by the beautiful, the terrible or the ordinary?

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Science 101: Ecology and Bio-Diversity

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Today, Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about species and bio-diversity. 

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