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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Former Senator Russ Feingold talks about his new book While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post 9/11 Era, and current events. Then, Time Magazine health and medicine writer Alice Park discusses the truth about sleep and what interrupts your slumber. Plus: author Charles Duhigg on his new book The Power of Habit and your calls about habits; and Olympic hopeful, tennis player Christina McHale.

Russ Feingold on Citizens United

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Russ Feingold, former U.S. senator (D-WI) and now author of While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post 9/11 Era , discusses his book and current political news.

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Deep Sleep: Sleep Interrupters

Each Thursday in March, Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about sleep. Today's topic: sleep interrupters. 

What disrupts your sleep and what's your strategy for coping?

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The Power of Habits

Charles Duhigg, New York Times staff writer and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, joins us to talk about the importance of habitual behavior and the role it plays in our lives both on and offline.

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Open Phones: Your Habits, Good and Bad

Following up on the conversation with Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit", we ask you to call in with about your habits. What routine do you wish you could change; what good habits do you have? Remember Duhigg's cycle of Cue-Routine-Reward -- can you identify this cycle in your own habits, and ways they may change?

Give us a call 212-433-9692, or post your habit stories here!

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Olympic Hopefuls: Christina McHale

Christina McHale, tennis player from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, talks about her efforts to make the U.S. Olympic team.

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