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Thursday, June 14, 2007

NPR’s Brooke Gladstone, host of On the Media, joins us live from Moscow. She’ll report on the deterioration of press freedoms under Vladimir Putin and why so few Russians seem to care. Also, more on NYC policing, how to fix the broken student loan business; a school for non-profit activists from around the world; and Time magazine’s Bobby Ghosh from Baghdad.

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Bobby Ghosh and Brooke Gladstone

A Reversal on Police Videotaping

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly on why federal judge Charles S. Haight changed his mind on police taping of public gatherings, and what it will mean for free expression in New York City and Manuel Mirabal, president of the National Puerto Rican Coalition, a public policy organization, ...

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From Russia With Love

Brooke Gladstone, the co-host and managing editor of On The Media, calls in from Moscow to discuss Russian democracy.

You can read On The Media's blog from Russia here.

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View of the News in Baghdad

Bobby Ghosh, Baghdad bureau chief for Time magazine, talks about what is on his news radar in Baghdad.

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Students' Aid

Stephen Burd, senior research fellow in the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation and Anya Kamenetz who writes for the Village Voice and is the author of Generation Debt: Why Now Is A Terrible Time to Be Young (newly out in paperback) discuss the student ...

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Aid Students

Roxana Ávila-Harper, professor at the Escuela de Artes Dramáticas of the Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro and artistic director and producer for the Teatro Abya Yala and Ahmed Fadeel, HIV/AIDS training officer, United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and Ms. Svetlana Yakimenko, newly Independent States director for Project Kesher ...

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Bad Credit: Why Student Loans Are Such a Mess

Anya Kamenetz, Village Voice reporter and author of "Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time ...

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World Improvement: Leaders in the Non-Profit

Roxana Avila-Harper, Svetlana Yakimenko, and Dr. Ahmed Fadeel, pose outside the Brian Lehrer studio after discussing their non-profit work ...

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