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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education, Martha Kanter, will discuss the rising cost of higher education and the role of community colleges in meeting the Obama Administration's education goals. Plus: Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics on trends to keep an eye on in the Obama-Romney race; a new collection of campaign posters illustrates the history of U.S. elections; enthusiasts as the soul of American entrepreneurship; and the tiny museums series continues with the Waterfront Museum.

Election 2012: This Week's Battle Lines

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at RealClearPolitics and author of Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs - and Who Will Take It, discusses the issues and trends to keep an eye on in the Obama-Romney race, from the gender gap to the continuing fight over long-term debt and tax rates.

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200 Years of Campaign Posters

W. Ralph Eubanks, publishing director at the Library of Congress and author of Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art, and Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC's On the Media, talk about the new collection of campaign posters from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.

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Higher (Cost of) Education

Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education in charge of post-secondary education, talks about the affordability of higher education and the role of community colleges in meeting the goal of having the U.S. have the most college graduates in the world by 2020.  

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American Amateurs

Jack Hitt, contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine, and "This American Life" and the author of Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, says enthusiasts aren't just entertaining oddities, but the soul of American entrepreneurship and identity.

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Tiny Museums: The Waterfront Museum

David Sharps, president of The Waterfront Museum, talks about what visitors can learn about New York City's barges and waterfront history at the museum.

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