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On today’s show: The New Yorker’s John Cassidy talks about how the recent economic news is likely to shape the presidential campaign. We’ll talk to the founder of a nonprofit organization that inspires disaffected and underperforming students by getting them involved in sprucing up their schools. Novelist Peter Carey, playwright John Guare, and poet and playwright Jessica Hagedorn explain why they oppose NYU’s proposed expansion and discuss its possible effect on Greenwich Village. Plus, Vanity Fair's Kurt Eichenwald explains how Microsoft went from leading the computer industry to watching as Apple created best-selling devices like the iPod and iPhone.