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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A group of education and business leaders wants to reinvent American education…again! We’ll look at what the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce has concluded, and hear the reaction of United Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. Also: Neil Chethik, author of VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment, and a conversation with Paul Berman, the reluctant hawk, plus working while sick.

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A New Kind of Education

Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, and vice chairman and staff director of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
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Susan Sclafani managing director, Chartwell Education Group LLC and member of the New Commission on the Skills of ...

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Inside the Male Mind

Neil Chethik, author, VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework and Commitment (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
- spent two years interviewing men about marriage and says his findings might surprise women

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The Reluctant Hawk

Paul Berman, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and author, The Power and the Idealist (Soft Skull Press, forthcoming 2007)
- talks about being a reluctant hawk and how much the citizenry should take blame for the war in Iraq

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Sick Daze

Ron Z. Goetzel, Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the Cornell University Insitute for Policy Research
- discusses the notion of "presenteeism" and when to work sick and when to stay in bed

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