The Nuclear Solution

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The price of oil has topped $100 a barrel and global warming’s threat to the planet seems increasingly grave. Is nuclear energy a way out? We’ll look at where the presidential hopefuls stand. Plus, how to make the most of your cardio workout.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute: Post your one-minute reading about an ethnic group other than your own for everyone to read, and we’ll select a few to be read on the air.

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Are You the One? Nuclear Power

Gwyneth Cravens, author of Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy (Knopf, 2007), and Jim Riccio, Nuclear Policy Analyst for Greenpeace USA, discuss where the candidates stand on nuclear power.

Power to Save the World is available for purchase at

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The View from the Ethnic Press: Chinese-Americans

Lotus Chau, Chief Reporter for the Sing Tao Daily, discusses Chinese Americans' views of the primary candidates as part of our on-going look at ethnic community media and how they cover the presidential campaigns. (Feet in Two Worlds)

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The World in Languages

Elizabeth Little, author of Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic (Melville House, 2008), discusses how she learned about the world by studying languages – and how she used her Queens neighborhood for research.

Biting the Wax Tadpole is available for purchase at ...

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State of the City

Mayor Bloomberg will give his State of the City address as an economic downturn looms. Will his presidential ambitions influence how he frames the issues? Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member for the Washington Post, and Bob Hardt, executive producer and political director for New York 1, look at what the ...

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Getting Physical

Janet Lee, deputy editor of Shape Magazine and a board member of the American Council on Exercise, joins us weekly in January to talk about exercise and fitness -- this week: the benefits of cardio.

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