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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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.

Bernie Sanders: Speaking Independently

Tri-State Nuclear Power

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about the current state of the nuclear power industry in the tri-state area.

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Today, a little experiment in peer to peer advice-giving. The phones are open for anyone who needs advice, and anyone who can give advice, in one of two categories: Relationships (family, marriage, dating, etc...) and New York Life (apartments, commuting, eating, tipping, etc...)

At 10:40 today, call in 212.433.9692 and tell us if you want to give or receive advice, and in which of the two categories. We'll randomly pair a giver and a seeker, and see what happens!

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All About Pensions: Private Sector

Robert Hiltonsmith, policy analyst at Demos, and author of their report The Failure of the 401(k)looks at the current state of private sector retirement plans and what alternatives there are to the 401(k) deferred savings plan.

Listen, Read a Recap, and Add Your Comments at It's A Free Country

Concerns About Nuclear Power

The situation at the Fukushima plant in Japan worsened overnight. Matthew McKinzie, a senior scientist at the Natural Resource Defense Council's (NRDC) nuclear program, discusses the future of nuclear power and what lessons the U.S. industry should learn from Japan.

Listen, Read a Recap, and Add Your Comments at It's A Free Country

Always the 80s

David Sirota, radio show host and author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now, talks about the continuing influence of the Reagan years.

Sirota thinks that the 1980s are hard to sum up in a few keywords or simple phrase. Can you characterize the decade?!

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