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Friday, April 06, 2012

The next installment of the End of War series looks at the ties between big business and military conflct with Fred Kaplan of Slate and William Hartung, author of Prophets of War: Lockeed Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex. Plus, WNYC economics editor Charles Herman and New York Times reporter Charles Bagli on the various ways politicians try to stimulate job growth, from tax subsidies in New Jersey to the recently-passed JOBS Act. Also: Stephen Dubner on playing the lotto; and T.R. Reid on health care policy that actually works.

JOBS Act and Jersey Jobs

Charles Herman, WNYC Economics editor, and Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, join to discuss today's jobs numbers, the local angle, and the various ways politicians are trying to create work - including the JOBS Act.

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Standing Your Ground From State to State

Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, continues the conversation about the President Obama's conflict with the 5th Circuit over the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court case. Plus, she'll discuss Florida's Stand Your Ground Law and how gun regulation varies from state to state.

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Health Care, How To Do It Right

In his new PBS documentary, "U.S. Health Care: The Good News," T.R. Reid, veteran foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, explores the places that manage to balance fiscal and physical health.

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End of War: The Military Industrial Complex

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of The Military-Industrial Complex, and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist for Slate and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed, discuss the military industrial complex and whether cutting corporate influence could stop wars. 

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Freakonomics: Lottery for Savings

Stephen J. Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio, talks about the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio and whether America's enthusiasm for lotteries can translate into a higher savings rate. 

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Open Phones: Relevance of Easter and Passover

As we head into the weekend, we'd like to hear from you: what is the relevance of Easter and Passover in today's world? Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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