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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A woman makes a victory sign as her fingers are painted with the colours of the Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

Khalid Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, lays out an alternative presidential nomination process to find a candidate outside the political party system. Then, the latest from the Egyptian elections. Plus: what a federal investigation of New York City Comptroller John Liu’s campaign means for the 2013 mayoral race; local and global economic news from “Cyber Monday” to Europe with Greg David of Crain’s New York Business; and 101 lessons from art school, including “101: Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist.”

Holiday Economics

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of the forthcoming Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a Cityrounds up local and global economic news, from "Cyber Monday" to Europe.

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Liu's Fund-Raising Investigation

The New York Times City Hall bureau chief David Chen updates the news about federal investigations of New York City comptroller (and 2013 mayoral hopeful) John Liu's campaign fund-raising. 


Direct Democracy

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Khalil Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, talked about the campaign to nominate a presidential candidate outside the political party system.

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The Latest from Egypt

Thanassis Cambanis, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israeland blogger on Egypt for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss the latest from the Egyptian elections. Then Jehane Noujaim, Egyptian-American filmmaker, talks about her work in Egypt and her recent detention by Egyptian security forces.

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Living in a Car: Homelessness on 60 Minutes

Nicole Young, producer for 60 Minutes and the Evening News with Scott Pelley, talks about the 60 Minutes piece Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars, which aired this weekend. Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless, explains why homeless families in the five boroughs are not in the same position as those in Florida.

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Art School in Brief

Kit White, artist and professor of painting at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, offers a quick and dirty art school education, from "1. Art can be anything," to "101. Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist." White is also the author of 101 Things to Learn in Art School

»» Hashtag Project: Add Your #artschoollessons on Twitter!

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