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Friday, May 20, 2011

President Obama’s speech on the Middle East yesterday centered around the Arab Spring. Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, reacts to what the President said and how it might be received in the Middle East. Plus: the context of the “perp walk”; Liane Hansen on retiring as host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday after 22 years; does growing up in a city better prepare you for adulthood; and the visual bias in media with Brooke Gladstone.

Perp Walk

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo's crime columnist, and Pascale Richard, journalist and former editor of France-Amérique, explain the "perp walk" and how famous accused criminals are treated in America and abroad. 

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Steve Coll on the Middle East

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, reacts to President Obama's speech and discusses the Arab Spring and the U.S. reaction.

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Farewell, Liane

Liane Hansen, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, talks about saying good-bye to the show she's hosted for 22 years.

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Judgment Day

Lisa Miller, contributor to Newsweek and author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With The Afterlife, and John Matson, reporter for Scientific American ask why do people believe in "judgment day" and what it says about us. 

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 3- The Visual Bias

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, which is a work of graphic nonfiction illustrated by Josh Neufeld which explains the history and workings of the media. Today: the visual bias. 

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Brian's Indie Rock Mixtape

Brian mispronounced "Fugazi" on the air recently (whoops!) and our twitter friends came to the rescue. Using the hashtag #brianlehrerindiemixtape they suggested songs to bring Brian up to speed. Here is that playlist. Keep adding your suggestions in the comments below or just tweet them @brianlehrer (don't forget the hashtag).

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