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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Protesters chanting in Zuccotti Park after being allowed back in. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The Occupy Wall Street movement is two months old today. Activist, anthropologist, and author David Graeber discusses his involvement in the genesis of the movement and where he thinks Occupy Wall Street should go from here. Plus: James Cone, founder of black liberation theology and author of The Cross and the Lynching Tree; the November weekly series on what’s trending in psychotherapy continues with Dr. Nando Pelusi; and a conversation about New York music of the 1970’s.

OWS: Two Months In

Dubbed the "anti-leader of Occupy Wall Street" by Bloomberg Businessweek, David Graeber, an American anthropologist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years,  talks about where OWS goes from here.

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Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Stagnation

Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in NewYork City, visits weekly to talk therapy. This week: feeling stuck in a job, relationship or residence.

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Super Committee Countdown: Rethinking the Defense Budget

With the deficit super committee defense budget "trigger" on the line, Travis Sharp, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), looks at what the funding priorities are for the US military. 

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree

James Cone, author of The Cross and the Lynching Tree, and a professor at Union Theological Seminary, who is known as the founder of black liberation theology, talks about the personal and larger cultural significance of the crucifixion for blacks seeking justice during Jim Crow. 

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When NYC Was Music City

Will Hermes, a senior critic for Rolling Stone, contributor to "All Things Considered" and author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever, tells the story of New York and its music scene in the 1970s, from folk and hip-hop to salsa, jazz and classical.

Listen to our NYC 1973-1977 Mix! Staff picks and listener suggestions. Want to add a track? Suggest it to us on twitter @brianlehrer with the tag #lovegoes

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