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Monday, April 11, 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media after an evening meeting with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) April 7, 2011. (Alex Wong/Getty)

One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Francis Fukuyama coined the phrase “The End of History”, helped define neo-conservatism, and endorsed Barack Obama in 2008. He discusses his sweeping new book, which looks to place out politician thought in the context of social evolution. Plus, ABC’s Jake Tapper on shutdown mania in Washington; Imani Perry on race and inequality; and the effect of NYC budget cuts on local children.

Government Shutdown Averted

Jake Tapper, senior White House correspondent for ABC News, discusses the 11th hour budget deal and what to expect from President Obama's deficit plan to be unveiled on Wednesday.

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Open Phones: The Budget Deal

Listeners: Wherever you are on the political spectrum, do you feel like your leaders sold you out? Or are you happy with their leadership? Give us a call or comment here!

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New York City Child Care

Andrea Anthony, Executive Director of the Day Care Council of New York, explains New York City's public child care system and Mayor Bloomberg's proposed cuts to child care services.

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The Origins of Political Order

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Open Phones: Weekend Services

Listeners: Did you attend any religious services this weekend? What was the message from your religious leaders? What was on the minds of your fellow attendees? Give us a call or comment here!

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Transcending Racial Inequality

Imani Perry, professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and author of the new book More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States , discusses persistent racial inequality in the U.S. and the way forward.

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