Looking Ahead

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

President Obama at Daimler Trucks in Mt. Holly, North Carolina, in March, 2012 (John Adkisson/Getty Images News/Getty)

The Obama administration is fighting for re-election, but also planning its second-term agenda. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza discusses the tension, and what a second Obama term would look like. Plus: how Obama is fighting terrorism; and Brooke Gladstone checks in from her reporting trip to Mexico.

Obama's Second Term

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorkerlooks ahead to what President Obama might try to accomplish if elected to a second term.

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The Dramatic Drop in Family Wealth

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, talks about the Fed report released yesterday which found that family net worth in 2010 was the same as it was in the early '90s.

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Brooke Gladstone on Mexican Elections and the Media

On the Media host Brooke Gladstone reports from Mexico on that country's upcoming presidential elections, its campaign laws, and Yosoy132, the movement being called the Mexican Spring.

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Kill or Capture

Dan Klaidman, special correspondent for Newsweek and the author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, adds to the emerging details of President Obama’s personal involvement with “kill lists” and waging the “war on terror.”

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Living, Thinking, Looking: Essays by Siri Hustvedt

Acclaimed novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt will discuss Living, Thinking, Looking: Essays, her new collection of meditations on philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, literature and psychoanalysis.

→ EVENT: Siri Hustvedt in conversation with Paul Auster at The Strand, Thursday, June 14, 7:00-8:00pm

→ EVENT: Reading, Q&A, and book signing at Community Bookstore (143 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn), Thursday, June 21, 7:00-8:00pm

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Is War Inevitable? Here's What You Think

Over the last four months, the Brian Lehrer Show has been asking our guests and you, our listeners, to tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Hundreds of you responded. Thanks! Below are some examples of the responses we got. To read ALL of the responses we got, go here.

And by the way, about 60% of people who responded think war is inevitable while about 40% think it's not. We're still accepting responses, so tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Survey here.  And be sure to tune in on June 13th for the final End of War show live from the Greene Space. 

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