Paradox of Choice

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Friday, December 09, 2011

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous argues that there’s an aggressive campaign going on to roll back voting rights in this country. He’ll talk about how he thinks those rights are threatened and who’s behind it. Plus, a recap of Brian’s conversation last night about school choice with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott; Wall Street Journal wealth reporter Robert Frank discusses his new book about the surprising pros and (mostly) cons of taxing the rich; and a chance to plug your business as we launch the Brian Lehrer Show Listener Holiday Gift Guide.

SchoolBook Town Hall with Chancellor Walcott

Hear excerpts of Brian's interview last night with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott at the SchoolBook Town Hall event.

»» Have you gone through the school choice process? Schoolbook wants to know your "three tips that can help other New York City parents." Share them here!

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Corzine's Catastrophe

Bloomberg Businessweek reporters Matthew Leising and Christina Alesci talk about former Governor Jon Corzine's actions at MF Global and his testimony yesterday before a congressional panel, plus the latest from Europe. 

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Benjamin Jealous on Voter Access

A recent NAACP report charges that new voter laws in 14 states curtail the participation of Black and Hispanic voters. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous discusses his organization's work around voting rights, and more.

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Taxing the Rich

Robert Frank, wealth reporter for The Wall Street Journal and author of The High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust, talks about the pros and cons of taxing the rich and says the risk is not from "rich flight."

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Analyzing Palestinian Media

Itamar Marcus, Israeli political activist, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, and co-author of the new book Deception: Betraying the Peace Process, discusses his book cataloguing and analyzing Palestinian-Authority controlled media.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Plug Your Business

To launch our group-created holiday gift guide, we open the phones for listeners to plug their favorite businesses this holiday season.

»» Add Your Suggestion And See The Guide

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