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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her life on the high court and the story of how she got there. Plus: President Obama's second inaugural address; the terrifying prospect of waking up during anesthesia; and the NPR quiz show Ask Me Another. 

Second Term Inaugural Message

President Obama's 2nd inaugural speech was a call to action on climate change, immigration, women's rights, and other issues. Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Newsday and other national publications, talks about the inauguration, the speech, and the president's second term agenda.

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The Latest on Algeria

The New York Times' Adam Nossiter, who is reporting from Algiers, and Steven Erlanger, who is reporting from Paris, discuss the latest developments in Algeria, and France's ongoing involvement in its former colonies.

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Anesthesia Awareness and the Nature of Consciousness

Joshua Lang, medical student at the UC Berkeley/USCF Joint Medical Program and contributor to The Atlantic, discusses the problem of patients becoming aware while under anesthesia -- and why measuring and understanding consciousness is so difficult.

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Justice Sotomayor in the House

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, fresh off her role in the inauguration of President Obama's second term, joins Brian Lehrer to talk about her new memoir and her life on the bench.

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Ask Me Another Takes on the Supreme Court

WNYC's newest show is Ask Me Another. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton disuss the program and lead a Supreme Court themed quiz. Listeners: Are you a Supreme Court expert? We're looking for two SCOTUS nerds to take the quiz. If you want to play along, call 212-433-9692!

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