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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

James and Rupert Murdoch testify in Parliament about the News of the World phone hacking scandal and how much they knew about the tabloid's practices. Plus: anthropologist David Graeber looks at the five thousand-year history of debt; Time magazine's Michael Schuman on how Germany and other countries create jobs; and your New Littles maps.

News Corp Hearings

Listen to live coverage of the Murdochs' testimony to a parliamentary committee.Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the unfolding scandal in the UK over phone hacking at News of the World, the former News Corp tabloid.

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Creating Jobs Around the World

How do other countries create jobs? Michael Schuman, Hong Kong-based Time Magazine correspondent, blogger and author of The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth, examines this question and follows up on a claim made by Dr. Henry Kissinger on The Brian Lehrer Show about Germany's job creation.

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DEBT: The First 5,000 Years

Anthropologist David Graeber, reader in social anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, talks about his new  book, DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and proposes a radical debt forgiveness scheme

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New Littles: Meet The Artists

Artists and illustrators have submitted their work for the New Littles mapping project (see the slideshow here). Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab; John Hartmann of Freecell Studios; and freelance painter Abbie Zuidema discuss their inspiration and their entries.


Meet Colby Hamilton, Chat Politics At Noon

Today at noon, It's A Free Country hosts an all-star local politics chat online. Join in to talk about Andrew Cuomo's first six months. It's also your chance to meet WNYC's new politics blogger Colby Hamilton, the man behind The Empire.


Slideshow: The New Littles Artist Maps

To wrap up our New Littles project, the Brian Lehrer Show asked local artists and illustrators to represent the various new neighborhoods we'd discussed on a map. Not knowing what to expect, we put out a call for entries and waited. The response was incredible, full of talent, inventiveness and community spirit. Check out the entries below, and be sure to visit the artist's website to support their work - many of the pieces are even for sale! Thanks to all for participating in The New Littles.

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