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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Global oil markets have reacted this year to the so-called Arab Spring. Steven LeVine, author of “The Oil and the Glory” blog for Foreign Policy magazine, discusses what the future of Libya might mean for those markets, and how the oil-rich country could use the resource in rebuilding. Plus: Bethany McLean, co-author of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, on the continuing financial woes in the U.S.; Anna Sale of It’s A Free Country explores the intersection between minority and independent voters; and the evolution of neighborhoods.

New Eyewitness Rules in NJ

Brandon Garrett, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court's new ruling on the use of eyewitness accounts in court and the possible national implications.

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Financial Crisis Fallout

Bethany McLean, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and co-author with Joe Nocera of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, discusses the book, Wall Street, the S&P and the continuing financial woes in the U.S.

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Targeting Minorities

It's A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale continues her monthly series with us. This week: how independent groups are going after minority voters.

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Libyan Uprising and Oil

Steven LeVine, author of The Oil and the Glory blog and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, discusses Libyan oil. What does the future of Libya mean for the global oil markets? How will the oil-rich country recover economically?

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Community Activism and Darwin

David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University discusses his new book,  The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time . He describes how he applies Darwin's evolutionary theory to community development in search of practical strategies.

What neighborhood projects are you involved with?

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The Steve Jobs Style

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. His tenure was marked by a series of design and tech triumphs, but also a particular approach to leadership. Ken Auletta, who writes the "Annals of Communication" column for the New Yorker - and wrote about Steve Jobs this morning - discusses the Jobs' approach to leadership, and how it compares to other CEOs.

What's your leadership style? Or the approach to the leadership of your company's CEO? Let us know!

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