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Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Pantone Color Scheme for "Grunge"

Occupy Wall Street has renewed the discussion around student debt and whether people should intentionally default on their loans. Anya Kamenetz talks about the default movement and other issues in higher education finance. Drawing on his new book Life Upon These Shores, Henry Louis Gates begins the December series on the history of African Americans in the new world with a look at slavery during colonial times. On World AIDS Day the editor of POZ magazine – a publication for and about people who are HIV positive - talks about her list of 100 people, ideas and things to love in the world of fighting HIV/AIDS right now. Then, the founder of an encampment of homeless people living in the forest outside Lakewood, New Jersey explains how the tent city began. Plus: the changing color palettes of the last century. 

OWS and Student Loans

OWS wants people to default on their student loan debts. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company Magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt, discusses the idea and other news around higher education financing. Later in the segment, Robert Applebaum, founder of, talks about his efforts to forgive student loans - and why he thinks mass default is a bad idea.

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Life Upon These Shores: Gates on African Americans in the Colonies

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, kicks off this month's series on African American history with chapters from his new book, Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008. This week: the colonies and the history of the slave trade. 

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The World AIDS Day 100

Regan Hofmann, editor in chief of POZ magazine, talks about the publication's list for World AIDS Day of 100 HIV-positive-related people, and ideas and things they love.

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Tent City, New Jersey

Reverend Steve Brigham discusses the state of Tent City, which he founded outside of Lakewood, N.J. The county does not provide shelter for the homeless. Brigham's attorney from Lowenstein and Sandler, Jeff Wild, joins the conversation.

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Color Schemes

Keith Recker, co-author with Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone: The 20th Century in Color, looks at the last century through its changing color palettes.

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