The Ripple Effect

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Monday, March 12, 2012

A recent New York Fed report revealed that half of all student loan borrowers are in forbearance or deferment. Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Eduprenuers, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, discusses why so many are having trouble paying down their debt and offers her advice. Plus: A conversation about the uber-viral video “Kony 2012” and the controversy over its message; the redistricting battle in Albany; the state of Iranian cinema with film professor Jamsheed Akrami; bullying in America; and what your bread choice says about you.

New York State's Monday Morning Politics

Liz Benjaminblogger and host of "Capital Tonight", checks in on state politics in Albany, including the latest on the redistricting battle for congressional lines and for the state legislature.

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Kony 2012's Ripple Effect

Milton Allimadi, publisher of Black Star News, and Rosebell Kagumire, Ugandan journalist and editor at Channel 16, which reports on humanitarian conflict, discuss the hyper-viral video and its complicated implications.

A Kony 2012 Reading List: The Atlantic: The Soft Bigotry of Kony2012 | Invisible Children: Response to Criticism | BoingBoing: African Voices Respond | Christian Science Monitor: It's Fine to Watch Kony 2012 but Learn to Respect Africans | ThinkProgress: A Partial Defense of Kony 2012 | Black Star News: 10 Questions for Invisible Children | Africa is a Country: The #Kony2012 Show | Foreign Policy: Joseph Kony is Not Uganda


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The Bully Society

Jessie Klein, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Adelphi University, discusses her new book The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools.

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Money U: Student Loans in Deferment or Forbearance

Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company, discusses a recent report from the NY Fed on student loans that found nearly half of loans in deferment or forbearance, and gives advice on paying off those kinds of loans. Kamenetz is the author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back.

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Iranian Cinema Now

Jamsheed Akrami, film professor at William Paterson University, discusses the film "This is Not a Film" and the state of Iranian cinema now.

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, professor of politics at Whitman College and now author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, talks about his new book and what our choices of bread say about us and about our communities.

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