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Thursday, November 10, 2011

How much does becoming a mother affect a woman’s political attitudes? Jill Greenlee, assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University, has researched this question and will take your calls about whether becoming a mom changed your politics. Plus: the November weekly series “Trending Topics in Psychotherapy” continues with a conversation about today’s challenges in romantic relationships; and George Ayittey, an advisor to the Obama Administration on Africa and the author of Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World.

GOP Debate Number 9

Lisa Lerer, political reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses last night's GOP debate - from Cain's defense of his character to Rick Perry's "oops" moment - and what it means for the field.

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Super Committee Countdown: Are Deficits That Bad Anyway?

Bill Frenzel, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, 20-year Republican Congressman from MN, and ranking minority member on the House  Budget Committee, talks with Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, about how concerned we should be about long-term deficit, and how the positions differ among various Democratic party factions.

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Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Money, Politics, & Couples

Dr. Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, continues with this November series on what's trending in therapy. This week: money, politics, and couples.

Listeners: What's straining your relationship these days? Is the bad economy, the polarized politics, or, say, your views on Occupy Wall Street surfacing in your relationship challenges? Tell us if you think your relationship challenges reflect a current trend. Comment here. 

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Breaking Chains

George Ayittey, one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers of 2009 and an advisor to the Obama administration on Africa, talks about his book Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World and looks at what the fall of dictators in Eastern Europe and North Africa might promise for South-Saharan Africa.

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Motherhood and Politics

Jill Greenlee, assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University, researches how becoming a mother affects a woman's politics.

Mothers, what do you think? Did you notice a change in your politics after having a child? Let us know!

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