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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Maureen Dowd, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, sees a “duel of historical guilts” in the Democratic primary. Some women feel that voting for Barack Obama is a betrayal of their gender, and their opposition to him may be hardening. Plus a conversation with media thinker Douglas Rushkoff; Albany round-up and banning "Danny Boy."


Maureen Dowd and Douglas Rushkoff

Guilty as Charged

Women may see voting for Barack Obama as a betrayal of their feminist past. Blacks may think of a vote for Hillary Clinton as ignorant of America's racial history. And, after Ohio and Texas, both sides seem to be getting angrier. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd looks at some ...

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Open-Source Living

Douglas Rushkoff, media thinker and author of Get Back in the Box joins us every Thursday in March to discuss how we navigate the media landscape. This week: We look at the promise of new technology to bring people together and how the Internet may have already passed ...

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Albany Matters

Daily News columnist Liz Benjamin and NY1 reporter Josh Robin round up the news from Albany. Geoffrey Gray drops in to talk about his New York magazine profile of State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

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Do Irish People Hate Danny Boy ?

Irish actor and author Malachy McCourt looks at why a midtown bar owner is banning the Irish song from his pub.

We'll Follow Up on Friday: What's your cultural equivalent to "Danny Boy"? Should it be banned or are you proud of it? Comment below.

And ...

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Liz Benjamin and Josh Robin

Liz Benjamin and Josh Robin

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