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Friday, September 23, 2011

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The Federal Reserve is taking a cue from a 1960s program to stimulate the economy. Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, explains how the Fed is planning to drive down long-term interest rates with Operation Twist. Plus: the latest census findings show one in five New Yorkers are living in poverty; New York Times columnist John Tierney and Roy Baumeister of Florida State University explore willpower; and a poet discusses his dyslexia. 

Don't Get It Twisted

Economics editor and columnist at Yahoo! Finance, Dan Gross, discusses why Operation Twist may not have worked in the 1960s and why many don't think it will work today.

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Palestinian Statehood

Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center, talks about the latest plans for the Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the U.N.

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The Latest from the Census

WNYC reporters, Arun Venugopal and Cindy Rodriguez, talk about what the latest census numbers say about poverty levels and other demographic measurements in New York City and the U.S.

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U.S. vs. Pakistan

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about Admiral Mullen's accusation against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

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Schools in Newark and Beyond

John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of NJ Spotlight, discusses funding for schools in Newark and offers analysis on President Obama's expected announcement about No Child Left Behind.

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Poet and Dyslexic

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of My Dyslexia, talks about how his dyslexia has affected his life and his work as a poet.

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