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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is partnering with Craigslist to root out New York’s worst landlords. Hear him talk about his new project. Plus: documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about “The Civil War” on the war’s anniversary in addition to his new project “Civility and Democracy”; author Ian Buruma on portrayals of the Japanese people post-disaster; and Michael Eric Dyson on Malcolm X.

After Marchella

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks about the joint report his office and the Administration for Children's Services prepared following the death of Marchella Pierce.

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9-11 Trials Back To Guantanamo

Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, discusses Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision, and the process for moving the trial back to Guantanamo Bay.

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Malcolm X Revisited

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, discusses the book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, written by the late historian Manning Marable.

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Portrayals of Japanese

Ian Buruma, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a Henry R. Luce professor at Bard College, discusses media portrayals of Japanese people following the earthquake and tsunami -- and the distinction between cultural differences and cultural stereotypes.

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Ken Burns: From The Civil War to Civility

To commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, PBS is reairing Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War." Burns, a documentary filmmaker for the past 30 years, talks about the continuing effects of the war and his new project, "Civility and Democracy."

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A Glossary for the GOP's Medicare and Medicaid Overhaul

Jonathan Weisman, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, explains Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan's plan, just unveiled this morning on Capitol Hill.

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