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Friday, May 27, 2011

James Foley, a correspondent for GlobalPost, and Clare Gillis, a freelance reporter for The Atlantic and USA Today, were both detained by the Libyan government while covering the war there. They’ll discuss their experience. Plus: psychologist and author Paula Caplan on the psychological effects of war on veterans; economics professor Abhijit Banerjee explains poor economics; where bicyclists are getting ticketed in NYC; and what you need to know about sunscreen.

Corporate Death Penalty

The Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law that allows the state to impose the "corporate death penalty" for companies who utilize illegal workers. Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute and author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It, discusses the law--and we take your calls about what else should qualify corporations for the "corporate death penalty."

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Bike Ticket Update

Alex Goldmark, reporter for Transportation Nation, discusses his efforts to map bike ticketing and what you need to know about biking rules.

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Poor Economics

Esther Duflo, Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, and Abhijit Banerjee, International Professor of Economics at MIT, authors of Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, talk about the complicated nature of poverty and how understanding poverty contributes to better policy.

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Stories of Libyan Detention

James Foley, a correspondent for GlobalPost, and Clare Gillis, a freelance reporter for The Atlantic, talk about what it was like being detained by Libyan soldiers for six weeks, reporting on the opposition, and witnessing the death of a colleague.

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Helping Veterans

Paula Caplan, clinical psychologist, fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and author of When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans, talks about the psychological effects of war and how to help veterans.

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Evaluating Sunscreens

Dr. Urvashi Rangan, an environment and health scientist with Consumer Reports, helps explain the Consumer Reports sunscreen ratings -- what works best and is safest.

EPA's Sunwise UV index lookup.

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