The World Reacts

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick discusses the reaction in North Africa and the rest of the Arab region to Osama bin Laden’s death. Plus: Syed Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online's Pakistan bureau chief, discusses reaction on the ground in Pakistan; Paul Rieckhoff of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America group discusses veterans’ response; and It’s a Free Country’s Anna Sale discusses the politics of Osama bin Laden’s death. Also—it’s Bird Week; and Harvard professor and author Howard Gardner discusses classic virtues in the digital age.

Veterans' Response

Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, reacts to the death of Osama bin Laden.

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The Politics of Osama bin Laden's Death

It's A Free Country Political Reporter Anna Sale discusses what the death of Osama bin Laden means for the GOP, President Obama, and the 2012 elections.

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It's Bird Week

New York Times senior producer at the Metro desk Emily Rueb discusses the launch of the WNYC and New York Times collaboration for Bird Week. The New York Times and WNYC are collaborating to create an interactive map of bird-watching spots throughout the five boroughs as part of Bird Week, a celebration of avian life in the city. Plus, bird-watching expert Tom Stephenson answers questions about bird-watching in our area.

To Participate: Tell us your favorite place in the city to watch birds. Text BIRD to 30644 from your cellphone and follow the instructions to submit the location and your most recent bird sighting. We’ll present the map with highlights of your contributions by the end of the week. 

Go here for more information.

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Middle East Reaction

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, discusses reaction from around the world to the death of Osama bin Laden. Plus: New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick reports on the reaction in the Middle East region.

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Virtue 2.0

Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and author of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century, talks about how to reframe classic virtues in the digital age.

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Redesigning Monopoly

Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360, stops by to discuss his show's listener contest to redesign the game Monopoly for the 21st century.

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