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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Timothy Noah of The New Republic discusses his new book, The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It. Plus: we take your calls on the secret service scandal and what bothers you about allegations that agents hired prostitutes in Colombia; your nominations for the vice president on the GOP ticket; author Margaret Atwood reflects on debt and a new documentary film which adapts her essays on the subject; and a a wartime translator bridges the divide between Afghanistan and the U.S.

Open Phones: The Secret Service in Colombia

What bothers you about the secret service prostitution scandal from the recent summit in Colombia? The risk to the president? The prostitution itself? The reflection on the country? Call us at 212-433-9692 of post your comment here! 

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NY/CT Republicans

The primary season wheel has stopped on the tri-state area. New York or Connecticut Republicans call in to report which candidate got their vote in today's primary election, plus their picks for Romney's veep.

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Margaret Atwood on Debt

Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discusses the new documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 book of essays on debt, opening at the Film Forum in New York on Apr. 25th. 

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The Great Divergence

Timothy Noah, columnist at The New Republic and author of The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It, explains how America's inequality crisis got to this point and offers policy solutions to reverse it.

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Saima Wahab: Translating Afghanistan

Saima Wahab, Afghan-American wartime translator and now author of In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate, talks about her work in Afghanistan as a wartime translator and adviser with the U.S. Army, and how she seeks to straddle the cultural divide between the United States and Afghanistan. 

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Nets Say Goodbye To New Jersey

Dave D'Alessandro, sports columnist for The Star-Ledger, joins to discuss the Nets' last game in New Jersey, and help take calls from Nets fans. 

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Listen: Margaret Atwood on Whether War is Inevitable

Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discussed the new documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 book, opening at the Film Forum in New York on Apr. 25th. While they were here, Margaret Atwood answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen.

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