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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is threatening to hit the Northeast next week. Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, explains what we can expect. Plus: Heidi Moore, now of The Guardian, on a $1B federal lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud; 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at the history of the culture wars; Western law and indigenous culture; and the real story behind the Hollywood film “Argo.”

Hurricane Sandy Alert

Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, talks about the approaching storm.


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BoA Lawsuit

Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor at The Guardian, discusses the federal lawsuit against Bank of America.

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Savage vs Civilized

Robert A. Williams Jr., member of the Lumbee Indian tribe, professor of law at the University of Arizona and the author of Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization, says the concept of "savage vs. civilized" is the basis of Western law and has continued impact on indigenous culture.

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Following Up: The Culture Wars

Robert O. Self, historian and author of All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, follows up on this week's 30 Issues in 30 Days topics and talks about how the post-'70s political realignment and the "culture wars" continue to reverberate in U.S. politics.



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Open Phones: Your Topical Halloween Costumes

Binders full of women? Clint Eastwood's empty chair? Call in and tell us what your newsy Halloween costume is this year.  Call 212-433-WNYC or post here.


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Context and a Movie: "Argo"

Antonio Mendez, former CIA technical operations officer, author of Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, and A. O. Scott, chief film critic at The New York Times, discuss the events depicted in the new movie "Argo" and Mendez’s role in it.


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