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Thursday, November 15, 2012

President Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty)

President Obama held a news conference yesterday for the first time in eight months. Hear analysis of what he said. Plus: anthropologist, activist and author David Graeber discusses Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee campaign to abolish debt; and Sam Sifton of the New York Times on how to cook the Thanksgiving meal.

Congressman Pascrell

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8th), serves on House Budget Committee and member of Ways and Means Committee, and talks about the lame duck session and the president’s press conference.


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Occupy's Strike Debt Effort

David Graeber, an American anthropologist at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and author of DEBT: The first 5,000 years discusses the Strike Debt Rolling Jubilee-- the Occupy movement's effort to abolish debt and offer a bailout for the 99%.

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Thanksgiving 101

Sam Sifton, former restaurant critic, now national editor at the New York Times, author of Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well, goes step-by-step through preparing the Thanksgiving feast.

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Climate Science and Sandy

Radley Horton, associate research scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research/Goddard Institute for Space, and Benjamin Orlove, anthropologist at The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, preview the Columbia University panel discussion on climate science and the impact of Sandy.

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Kimberly Marten, Barnard College political science professor and the author of Warlords: Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States, talks about those who impose order in failed states.

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Puerto Rican Election Results

Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropologist and a professor in the departments of both anthropology and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, analyzes the election results in Puerto Rico, including the vote on statehood.


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