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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The problem with our consumer culture is not just money and materialism -- Benjamin Barber argues that U.S.-style consumerism weakens our democracy. Also, writer Anne Lamott on her new book, Grace (Eventually); a discussion on police procedure and we look to debunk some urban legends.

Police Procedure

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor; and Jerome Skolnick, NYU criminal law professor, look at how broader issues of policing relate to the Sean Bell shooting.

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Grace Notes

Anne Lamott: Christian and LiberalWriter Anne Lamott discusses her new book, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith (Riverhead, 2007).

Read some of Ann Lamott’s Salon.com column.

Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith is available for ...

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Consumption Taxes

Benjamin Barber, professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, distinguished senior fellow at Demos and the author of, Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole (Norton, 2007), discusses the conflicts between American-style democracy and consumerism.

Consumed is ...

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Open Phones

Myth busting at its finest! Callers weigh in on urban legends that they want debunked. Confirmation--or obliteration--of legends will occur at a future date.

List of urban legend websites

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Is Capitalism Hurting America?




Is Capitalism Hurting America?

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Benjamin Barber, University of Maryland professor and author of "Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole", discusses ...

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Anne Lamott: Christian and Liberal




Anne Lamott: Christian and Liberal

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Anne Lamott, author of "Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith", poses with Eartha Kitt. She appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show ...

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