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Monday, May 14, 2007

We talk politics with NPR's Juan Williams--who takes the temperature of the Obama campaign--as well as Newt Gingrich, who'll also discuss his novelization of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: the author of The Happiness Myth on what that period of mourning after Princess Diana's death and the Gay Pride Parade have in common, taking the "Food Stamp Challenge"; and the next in our series of Anything But the Car: Pedicabs.

Guests:

Newt Gingrich and Juan Williams

Inside the Beltway

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio and author, Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It (Crown, 2006), talks about whether Barack Obama has staying power and other news from Washington.

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Reasons to be Cheerful

Jennifer Michael Hecht Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think is Right is Wrong (Harper San Francisco, 2007), says our modern-day assumptions about happiness are nonsense.

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New York City on $1.00 A Day

Queens City Councilman Eric Gioia (D) and Joel Berg, the executive director of the Coalition Against Hunger, talk about taking the “Food Stamp Challenge”-- trying to live on the average allocation of $28 a week, to call attention to the issue of hunger in New York City.

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The Day After

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives (R-GA) and novelist Newt Gingrich, talks about his new book Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, Book One of the Pacific War Series, (Thomas Dunne 2007), and the state of the Republican party.

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Open Phones

Listeners call in and react to Newt Gingrich.

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Anything But The Car: Pedicabs

Gregg ZukowskyGregg Zukowski, pedicab driver and founder of Revolution Rickshaws, on pedicab politics and on his promise that he can get you around midtown faster than his fossil fuel-burning competition.

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Gregg Zukowski




Gregg Zukowski

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Gregg Zukowski appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show on May 15, 2007, to discuss pedicabs in New York City.

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Jennifer Michael Hecht




Jennifer Michael Hecht

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Jennifer Michael Hecht discussed her book, "The Happiness Myth" on The Brian Lehrer Show on May 15, 2007.

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