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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Joe Biden was the only Democratic candidate to skip the YearlyKos bloggers convention last weekend. He joins us to talk about this, his memoirs, and issues from Pakistan to the Supreme Court. Also, why are there so many bank branches in New York and what does it mean for our neighborhoods; do voters understand enough about economics to make good choices; and we look at how taste can trigger memory.

Biden on Biden

Joe Biden was the only Democratic candidate to skip the YearlyKos bloggers convention last weekend. He joins us to talk about this, the publication of his memoirs Promises to Keep; On Life and Politics, and issues from Pakistan to the Supreme Court.

Promises to Keep is available for ...

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The Bankification of New York

Tom Fredrickson, Senior Reporter, Crain's New York Business, explains why your local book store, cafe, and toy store have become Chase, Citibank, and Commerce.

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Silly Voters

Bryan Caplan, associate professor of economics at George Mason University and the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (Princeton University Press, 2007) says voters understand too little about economics to elect good policymakers.

The Myth of the Rational Voter is available ...

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The Taste of Memory

In the Pixar movie Ratatouille, the critic Anton Ego has a character changing moment when a bite of ratatouille triggers a childhood memory. New York Times Magazine Food Editor Amanda Hesser, and Dr. Marcia Pelchat, with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, join us to talk about why there is such ...

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Tom Fredrickson




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Tom Fredrickson, Senior Reporter for Crain's New York Business, explains the exploding numbers of bank branches in New York City on the

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