Al Gore; Jon Meacham; "After Newtown"

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore discusses his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Plus: Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, talks Washington politics; a look at the PBS series "After Newtown" with Hari Sreenivasan; an Oscar preview; and theatrical idioms.

Jon Meacham on Sequester Season

The President and Congress are locked in a debate over the effects of the so-called "sequester," with Obama warning of dire consequences and Republicans more and more comfortable with the idea of the automatic spending cuts taking effect. Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of the book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, discusses the latest in the negotiations, and other key news from DC.

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PBS Investigates: After Newtown

Hari Sreenivasan, digital correspondent for PBS Newshour, and director of digital partnerships, talks about the PBS project "After Newtown," airing this week.

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Al Gore on The Future

Al Gore, former vice president and author of The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, talks to Brian Lehrer about the new balance of global power and environmental drivers in the future.

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Oscar Preview with Kristen and Rafer

The Oscars are here, and everyone has an opinion. The hosts of the "Movie Date" podcast, Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer culture producer for The Takeaway, preview this weekend's Academy Awards. Rafer and Kristen are also hosts of the special broadcast "Oscar: Totally Naked" -- listen to it below or download it here.

The special airs at 2 and 9 today on WNYC-FM, tomorrow at 6pm on AM820, and again on Sunday at 7pm, just before the Oscars, on WNYC-FM

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It's Idiomatic

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases.

New assignment: What's your definition for the less-well-known idiom "all wool and a yard wide"?  Use your imaginations, not google!  Check out Facebook for more phrases this weekend.

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You Predict the Oscars: Who WILL Win, and Who SHOULD Win?

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