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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

As the GOP race gets narrowed down to the final frontrunners, Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times discusses the role of the Tea Party in the race and in today's government. Then, what the Broadway Triangle development tells us about how these projects are planned. Plus: Patricia Cohen on her new book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

Talking About Class In America

Paul Taylor, executive vice president at the Pew Polling Center, discusses a recent Pew poll which shows that Americans see an increased conflict between rich and poor.

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Tea Party Today

Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review, discusses his piece on the Tea Party's role in the GOP race, and what happened to the movement's place in American politics. 

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Planning the Broadway Triangle

The proposed Broadway Triangle development has been halted by a judge on grounds that it benefits part of the community more than another. Jerilyn Perine, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Council and former Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, explains how the Broadway Triangle project and other developments like it come to be, how interests are represented, and what might have gone wrong at the Brooklyn site. 

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Open Phones: Youth, Middle Age, and Personal Politics

Churchill and others have said, "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." How true has this been for you?

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In the Middle

Patricia Cohen, cultural reporter for The New York Times and the author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age, explains how "middle-aged" became a phase of life.

Fill in the blank:  You knew you were middle-aged when "__________."

EVENT: On January 26, Patricia Cohen will be at The Strand Bookstore, Broadway and 12th Street, at 7p.m.

 

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What's Wrong With Pink LEGOS?

Deborah Tolman, professor of social welfare and psychology at the Hunter College School of Social Work and co-founder of SPARK with Lyn Mikel Brown, a girl-fueled social movement to challenge the sexualization of girls, discusses why she thinks LEGO is selling out girls with their new collection of LEGOS. 

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