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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Caregivers at the Changzhou Childrens Welfare Institute ((03bart/flickr))
China is making it harder for foreigners to adopt Chinese children. We’ll look at why now, after China has been a ready source for so many infertile New Yorkers, and what’s best for the kids. Also: Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens on why he thinks women aren’t as funny as men, a look at Foreign Policy magazine’s Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2006, and listener predictions for 2007.

Chinese Adoptions

Adam Pertman, executive director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and author, Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America (Basic Books, 2000)
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Peter S. Goodman, correspondent for the Washington Post
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Gongzhan Wu, director of the China ...

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Not So Funny Lady

Christopher Hitchens contributing editor of Vanity Fair
- on his article Why Women Aren't Funny and the gender humor gap.

Christopher Hitchen's website

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Under the Radar

William Dobson, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine
- on the magazine's pick for Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2006

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In My Crystal Ball


Emily Bazelon, senior editor of Slate magazine
-takes listener's calls on predictions for 2007

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