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Thursday, October 11, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House (Getty Images)

Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post previews tonight’s vice presidential debate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days explores big health; City Council member Jumaane Williams on proposals that could change stop-and-frisk procedure; and Daniel Goleman explains how to teach kids eco-literacy.

VP Debate Preview

Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for The Washington Post, previews the Vice Presidential debate tonight.

→ Tonight's Coverage: On-Air Preview at 8pm | Watch and Live Chat | Debate Bingo!

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City Council Proposal on Stop and Frisk

Jumaane Williams, New York City councilmember (D-45) representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn, explains the proposals in the City Council to change the stop and frisk procedures for the NYPD, and an audio recording of a stop in Harlem.

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Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, talks about how educators can use his theory of emotional intelligence to give students "ecological intelligence."

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30 Issues: Big Health

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The relationship between the federal government and the health care industry. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Xudong Zhang, NYU comparative literature professor and chair of the East Asian Studies department, talks about Mo Yan's life and work and his Nobel prize.



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