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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Super Committee countdown is on. Manu Raju, congressional reporter for Politico, discusses the political scene in Washington as the negotiations get closer to the Thanksgiving deadline. Then: Gene Sharp, non-violent resistance expert, talks about the language of revolution. Plus: Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, on Afghanistan; and the details of a secret EPA watchlist. 

Super Committee Countdown: Political Plays

Politico congressional reporter, Manu Raju, talks about the latest political jockeying around the super committee negotiations. 

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The Future of the Euro Zone

Finance blogger for Reuters, Felix Salmon, discusses the euro zone crisis post-Berlusconi.

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Dictionary for Revolutionaries

Gene Sharp, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization promoting the study and use of strategic nonviolent action, and author of Sharp's Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts, talks about a lifetime of advocating nonviolent resistance, and the language of revolution. 

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Casualty of War

In "Echoes from a Distant Battlefield," Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair contributing editor, and author of Black Hawk Down and Worm: The First Digital World War, dissects the 2008 Battle of Wanat and the shifting blame for the high death toll.

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EPA Watch List

Elizabeth Shogren, who covers environmental stories on the national desk at NPR, and Jim Morris, project manager at the Center for Public Integrity, discuss a joint project from NPR and CPI, which found that the Environmental Protection Agency maintains a watch list of the worst polluters in the country.

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Welcome, MTA Chief Joe Lhota

The new MTA chief, Joe Lhota starts today. Pete Donohue, transportation reporter for the Daily News, discusses what's on his agenda. Listeners: What should be on Lhota's day one to-do list? Post your suggestions here!

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