Words and Deeds

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

US President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on January 4, 2012. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm joins to discuss her political career, her new show on CurrentTV, and last night’s State of the Union address. Plus: your calls and reaction to the goals President Obama laid out in this election year; the story of Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who is supporting Newt Gingrich for President among other conservative causes; and Paul M. Barrett on “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”

Open Phones: React to SOTU

Hear excerpts from President Obama's SOTU speech last night and call in with your reactions. Plus Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance reports on reactions to the President's Multinational Corporation tax proposals, and Occupy Wall Street organizer Justin Wedes reacts on the themes of inequality in the President's speech. 

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Glock of Ages

A new book tells the history of perhaps the most popular and influential weapon in the world. Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his new book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

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Who Is Sheldon Adelson?

Forbes managing editor, Bruce Upbin and Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, talk about casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in light of his support for Newt Gingrich and other conservative causes. 

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Jennifer Granholm: Keeping Current

Former governor of Michigan (D) and host of "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," Jennifer Granholm, talks about her new show and responds to the State of the Union and the presidential campaign. 

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Open Phones: Sh** My Relatives In Florida Say

You know the meme "Shi** [[Insert Demographic]] Say"? We'll open the phones to riff on that and ask "What do your relatives in Florida say?" If you have a connection to the Sunshine State, what are you hearing about the GOP race, Florida politics, and more? Call in 212.433.9692...

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