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Monday, September 26, 2011

Members of the Granny Peace Brigade

New York Times U.N. bureau chief Neil MacFarquhar talks about how the Arab Spring has been discussed at the United Nations General Assembly this fall, and how the Palestinian bid for statehood has shifted the focus off countries like Tunisia and Egypt at the U.N. Plus: Melissa Harris-Perry on her new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America; how much do small businesses really contribute to job creation?; and 150 years of history from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

Wall Street Protests

Jonathan Tasini, labor activist and president of Economic Future Group, and Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, discuss the protests on Wall Street.

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It's Politics

National political correspondent for The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty and New York Times national correspondent, Jackie Calmes, discuss the latest national political news.

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Sister Citizen: Black Women and Politics

Professor of political science at Tulane University, contributor to MSNBC and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, Melissa Harris-Perry, talks the political lives of American black women and what stereotypes keep black women from civic engagement.

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The Arab Spring at this Fall's General Assembly

United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar, talks about how representatives from countries affected by the Arab Spring are being received at the U.N. this week, and how the Palestine bid for statehood overshadowed that wave at the General Assembly this year.

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What Really Creates Jobs? Pt1: Manufacturing

Politicians love to talk about manufacturing as the main job engine in the U.S. But how much does the manufacturing sector actually contribute? And is supporting that sector the best road to recovery? Director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, Greg David, discusses.

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150 Years of BAM

Brooklyn Academy of Music president Karen Brooks Hopkins and Sharon Lehner, director of the BAM archives, talk about the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 150 years of history and its contributions to their Brooklyn community.

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