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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

As the deadline runs out for a peace treaty in Darfur, world leaders are scrambling for a way to end the genocide. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Harvard professor Samantha Power look at what can be done in the region. Plus: paleontologist Niles Eldridge, the president of Medgar Evers College and listeners call in about political humor.

Ever Again

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times
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Samantha Power, lecturer in Public Policy, founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University and author, Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (Harper Collins, 2003)
- on the standstill in ...

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Open Phones: Colbert's Comedy

listeners weigh in on Stephen Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner

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Children of the Evolution

Niles Eldridge, paleontologist, curator of the Darwin Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History
- draws political implications from the exhibition on evolution

» Niles Eldridge bio at the American Museum of Natural History

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The Men's Room

Edison O. Jackson, president of Medgar Evers College, CUNY
- a conversation about efforts to enroll and retain more black men in college

» Medgar Evers College

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Nuestro Himno, Contd.

The WH Press corps had a field day with President Bush's strident words over nuestro himno.

Q Scott, I wonder -- on Friday, the President firmly said he believes the National Anthem should be sung in English. Kevin Phillips, the Republican analyst, wrote a book called American Dynasty, and in there he claims that during the President's 2000 campaign, he did sing the Star Spangled Banner in Spanish at some Hispanic festivals, various campaign events. Are you aware, do you recall that from the 2000 campaign?

MR. McCLELLAN: No, I don't.

Q Do you think that that would be counter to what the President laid out on Friday?

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't recall that, and I'm not going to try to speculate on something I haven't looked into.

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Greenpoint Fire

The view from the Brooklyn Bridge en route to the WNYC studios

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Required Reading: May 2, 2006

"Consider this." In Which: The Vatican considers limited use of condoms, Giuliani considers presidential run, USA considers traffic fees in London, China considers global warming impact on "roof of the world," Jon Stewart considers his colleague's performance before the President "balls-alicious".

Vatican Weighs Limited Acceptance of Condoms (NY Times)

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