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Thursday, April 05, 2012

The ‘pink slime’ controversy continues. Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and a producer of the documentary "Food Inc.", weighs in on the debate over the “Lean Finely Textured Beef” product—and what it says about the meat industry and food security. Plus: a new weekly series on transportation in the NYC metro area with Sam Schwartz a.k.a. Gridlock Sam at the Daily News; and a conversation about whether America is really on the decline.

The Trayvon Martin Case Evolves

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and a contributor to The Nation, discusses how the Trayvon Martin case has evolved in the media and in the public's consciousness--and lays out the known facts of the case.

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Judicial Activism 2012

Anup Malani, professor of law and health law at the University of Chicago, discusses the line between the courts and the administration -- from President Obama applying pressure on the Supreme Court to a Fifth Circuit judge calling out the Justice Department.

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Private Cars

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam at The Daily News, and former NYC traffic commissionerexplains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls. This week: private cars.  

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The Pink Slime Backlash

Eric Schlosser, co-producer of  the documentary "Food, Inc." and author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal (now with a new afterword), discusses the controversy over the product known as "pink slime" and what the backlash tells us about the meat industry and food safety.

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America in the Age of Descent

In Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of DescentEdward Luce argues that America is sliding into an economic and geopolitical free fall. Luce is Financial Time's chief U.S. columnist and former speechwriter for Larry Summers, who served as treasury secretary during the Clinton administration.

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Open Phones: Be An American

What does it mean to be American today, and what will it mean in the future? Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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