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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The work of geometric-conceptual maniac Sol Lewitt will grace City Hall Park, in downtown Manhattan, including the fiberglass sculpture from 2005 called 'Splotch.' The work of geometric-conceptual maniac Sol Lewitt will grace City Hall Park, in downtown Manhattan, including the fiberglass sculpture from 2005 called 'Splotch.' (Courtesy Public Art Fund © 2011 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Christopher Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of "Up w/ Chris Hayes" on MSNBC discusses the re-surfacing debt ceiling debate and why Americans Elect couldn’t find a candidate. Plus: Our May series continues on advice for people in their 20’s with Dr. Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly and Ailsa Chang discuss a federal ruling allowing for class-action status in the stop-and-frisk lawsuit; we take listener pitches on ideas for a grand-scale public art project in the city; and the Tiny Museum series continues with Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.

Chris Hayes on Romney vs. Obama

Christopher Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of "Up w/ Chris Hayes on MSNBC," discusses the latest in politics, from the re-surfacing debt ceiling debate to the return of Jeremiah Wright as campaign issue, and the announcement that Americans Elect can't find a candidate.

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Your 20s: The Changing Brain

Each week in May, Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, looks at different aspects of life in your twenties.

This Week: how your brain changes throughout your 20s- and how that affects your choices.

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Stop-and-Frisk Class Action

A judge gave the go-ahead to a class action suit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang talks about the suit and its potential impact.

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Public Art Pitches

The director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund, Nicholas Baume, talks about what makes for great public art and the fund's current projects as listeners share their ideas, realistic and not-so-much.

Tiny Museums: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Meg Ventrudo, executive director of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, discusses the museum's Tibetan and Himalayan art collection located in Staten Island.

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Watch: Arlie Hochschild on Whether War is Inevitable

Professor emerita of sociology at UC Berkeley, Arlie Hochschild, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss her new book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times. While she was here, she answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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