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Monday, February 11, 2008

Our two chief exports – democracy and business – are often thought of as the two greatest social forces in shaping our national identity. Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton, joins us to talk about the economics of U.S. politics and breaks down the presidential field. Plus: a new investigative book examining the 9/11 commission; talking about God; and the nuances of homemade bread.

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Robert Reich

Politics, Business and Democracy

Robert Reich, author, professor of public policy at University of California at Berkeley, and former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, discusses his new book on business and democracy and breaks down this year's presidential race.

SuperCapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life is available ...

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Inside the 9/11 Commission

Philip Shenon, investigative reporter at the New York Times, discusses his new book which details the shortcomings of the 9/11 commission.

The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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Speaking to Krista

Krista Tippett, host of Speaking of Faith on public radio and author of Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters--and How to Talk About It, tells us how to converse about God.

Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters--and How to Talk About It is available for purchase at

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Something to Chew On: No-Knead Bread

People used to shy away from baking their own bread. But not anymore, since Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery "rediscovered" no-knead bread. He talks about why his kneading days are behind him--and returning bread making to the masses.

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