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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director and author of the book "Our Patchwork Nation," looks at the Florida primary election results and asks what can be learned from an analysis of the voting blocs in the state.  Then, the state of the Occupy Wall Street movement; journalist and New America Foundation fellow, Rebecca MacKinnon on the Internet, right to access, democracy and repression.  Plus, Baratunde Thurston of Jack and Jill Politics and The Onion shares lessons and stories from his new book "How to Be Black."

Florida After the Primary

Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the Florida primary vote broke down by demographics. We're also joined by Jennifer Rubin, "Right Turn" blogger for the Washington Post, to discuss the state of the Republican party now that Mitt Romney has been declared the victor in the Florida primary.   

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Komen Foundation Stops Planned Parenthood Funding

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure says it will stop funding Planned Parenthood centers -- leaving women and health advocates divided. Rebecca Traister, contributor to the New York Times Magazine and Salon.com and the author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, comments.

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The State of the Occupation

Four months ago, protesters first entered Zuccotti Park. Allison Kilkenny, contributing reporter for In These Times, The Nation, and co-host of Citizen Radio discusses where the Occupy Wall Street movement is now and where it's headed.

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Freedom and the Internet

Rebecca MacKinnon, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, co-founder of Global Voices and author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom, wants to advance the discussion from whether the Internet can be a force for democracy or repression to exactly how that battle is being waged. 

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How to Be Black with Baratunde Thurston

Co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics, and director of digital at The OnionBaratunde Thurston, talks about the complexities of contemporary racial politics in his new book, How To Be Black.  

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