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Friday, March 09, 2012

The monthly jobs report is due out today, and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Peter Coy is on hand to explain what the numbers say about the economy and what they mean politically for President Obama and for the GOP field. Then: the privacy issues around the Dharun Ravi case; Benjamin Barber of the policy center Demos on the relevance of Rousseau’s political ideas today; and the meaning of the Bible’s book of Revelations and its apocalyptic imagery. Plus: Graham Rayman of The Village Voice returns with an update on the NYPD tapes investigation; and two equestrians discuss their dreams of competing in the Olympics and Paralympics, respectively.

February Jobs Report

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses this morning's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Dharun Ravi Trial

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discusses the Dharun Ravi trial she has been reporting on, and what the case has told us about Tyler Clementi's last days before his suicide.

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The NYPD Tapes: New Internal Report

Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice, discusses a report from the NYPD on allegations made by whistle-blower Adrian Schoolcraft, and what the internal investigation found about practices at one NYPD precinct. 

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Occupy Rousseau

Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, discusses the relevance of Rousseau's political and social ideas today and the Occupy Rousseau event happening tonight. 

EVENT: Benjamin Barber participates in the Occupy Rousseau event at the New York Public Library on Friday, March 9 at 7 P.M.

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Revelations in Context

Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, examines the history and meaning of the Christian Bible's book of Revelation and its apocalyptic imagery. 

EVENT: Elaine Pagels presents Revelations at the 86th and Lexington Ave Barnes & Noble on Thursday, March 22 at 7 P.M. 

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Olympic Hopefuls: Donna Ponessa and Sinead Halpin

Donna Ponessa, para-equestrian based in Millbrook, New York, talks about her hopes to compete in the Paralympic Games in London and Sinead Halpin, equestrian Olympic hopeful and trainer based in Pittstown, New Jersey, talks about her Olympic ambitions. 

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Watch: Nada Bakri on Whether War is Inevitable

Nada Bakri, New York Times reporter and widow of Anthony Shadid, the former Beirut bureau chief of the New York Times, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss Shadid's book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. She answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Listen: Benjamin Barber on Whether War is Inevitable

Political theorist and distinguished senior fellow at Demos, Benjamin Barber, responded to Brian's question which is at the center of the show's End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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