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Monday, March 03, 2003

At the height of the dotcom craze, the Industry Standard was the craziest of them all: a fledgling magazine that splurged $1million on an office it never used, sunk $8 million into software that didn't work, drank barrels of expensive champagne before folding in record time. Also on the show: pushing the limits of "applausability", and a Russian and and Aussie square off on Iraq.

Howard's End

John Dauth, Australian ambassador to the United Nations, on support for the US-British draft resolution

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Putin On The Ritz

Alexander Pikayev, advisor for the Defense Committee of the Russian State Duma and a scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center, on the Russian-Franco-German memorandum

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The Laws of Applause

Peter Bull, senior lecturer in Psychology at Universityof York in the United Kingdom, on the conventions of clapping

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Shelter Skelter

Bill de Blasio, member of City Council (D-39th), on Bloomberg's legal action to remove homeless individuals who violate shelter rules and the status of Council anti-war resolution

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Open Phones

Listeners have their say on how Bloomie is doing.

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Standard Issue?

Jim Ledbetter, author of Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of The Industry Standard (Perseus, 2002) on the failure of The Industry Standard, a magazine on the Internet industry

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