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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Davidson began photographing the subway in the 1980s -- when its cars were still saturated in graffiti. (Courtesy Bruce Davidson (Aperture and Magnum Photos 2011))

Leymah Gbowee, one of the three women who received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, discusses her activism work in Liberia. She is joined by Gini Reticker, director of a new documentary about Gbowee’s life. Then, photographer Bruce Davidson discusses the 25th anniversary of his “Subway” collection and looks at listener-submitted subway photos. Plus: New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn discusses budget news; and Nomi Prins of Demos and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone talk about Wall Street. 

Speaker Quinn on the Economy

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn discusses budget news and other city issues, including Occupy Wall Street, new jobs proposals, and the living wage bill. 

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Wall Street: History Repeats?

Senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker, and author of the new novel Black Tuesday, Nomi Prins joins Matt Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and author of Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History, in a conversation about past economic crashes and the current protests.

Event: Nomi Prins with Matt Taibbi at The Strand 7p.m. Oct. 18 (free with purchase of book or gift card) 

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian activist and winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and author with Carol Mather of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War, talks about her work and the documentary about her life premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. EST and streamed on their website. She is joined by the director of Pray the Devil Back to Hell,  Gini Reticker.

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Bruce Davidson on Photographing the Subway

Legendary photographer Bruce Davidson discusses the 25th anniversary of his collection Subway, which has just been re-released. Plus, he discusses the submissions to our listener subway photo project - including those from Vesna Gajic, Olga Kasatkina, and Ernest Herman.

EXHIBIT: Aperture Gallery presents Bruce Davidson: Subway | On view: Monday, October 3-Saturday, October 29, 2011 | Info and Directions»»

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