Lessons Learned

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discusses the current budget battles and his 8-hour filibuster. Robert Hiltonsmith, policy analyst at Demos, talks about private sector retirement plans. Coverage of the nuclear threat in Japan continues: Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, talks about the state of the nuclear power industry in the tri-state area, and Matthew McKinzie, a senior scientist in the Natural Resource Defense Council’s nuclear program, on the environmental lessons the U.S. should learn from Japan. Plus: what the 80s teaches us about our society.