How Much is Too Much?

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Monday, October 01, 2007

We reveal some preliminary results from our group journalism project “Are You Being Gouged?” comparing the prices of milk, lettuce and beer and look for the reasons for price disparities between neighborhoods and types of stores. Also, Jeffrey Toobin on the opening of the Supreme Court session; Robert Draper on the president’s character; and race and class within the Black middle class. Ted Koppel talks about the burden of California's overcrowded prison system. And, Mets fans share their five stages of grief.


Robert Draper, Ted Koppel and Jeffrey Toobin

Back in Court

Jeffrey Toobin, writer for the New Yorker and legal analyst for CNN, and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, analyzes the second year of the Roberts Court.

The Nine is available for purchase at

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Certain Leaders

Robert Draper, national correspondent for GQ and the author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses his inside view of how Bush's Presidential certainty affects policy.

Dead Certain is available for purchase at

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Open Phones: The Lament of a Mets Fan

Unhappy Mets fans call in.

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Living in Captivity

Ted Koppel, senior news analyst for National Public Radio, looks at strains on the California prison system. Koppel's documentary Breaking Point will air on the Discovery Channel on October 7th at 9pm ET/PT.

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Which Comes First - Race or Class?

Karyn R. Lacy, assistant professor in the departments of sociology and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class, talks about her study of middle class African Americans.

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How Much is Too Much?

Rebecca Flournoy, associate director at PolicyLink and Tracy Shelton, consumer attorney at the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG, discuss why prices differ in supermarkets depending on their location. And associate producer Jim Colgan has results from "Are You Being Gouged?"

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