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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A new Vanity Fair article says that the origins of the torture at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib came from the very highest levels of the Bush administration. Will these senior advisers face legal action? We talk to the reporter who broke the story. Also: the benefits of conformity, a look at legal protection for overweight people, and what role—if any—will the GOP play in the fate of Florida and Michigan delegates to this summer’s Democratic National Convention?

How High Up?

Philippe Sands, international lawyer, professor of law at University College London and author of Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values, discusses his Vanity Fair article on the Bush Administration and torture and whether any individuals might be in legal jeopardy.

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Border Wars

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's opposition to congestion pricing.

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One in a Million

What's so wrong with fitting in? Science writer David Berreby, author of Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind, discusses our changing understanding of conformity.

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Weighty Issues

Anna Kirkland, assistant professor of women's studies and political science at the University of Michigan and author of Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood, and blogger Lara Frater, author of Fat Chicks Rule!: How To Survive in a Thin-Centric World, look at the ...

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The Role of the GOP in Michigan and Florida

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, tells us how he sees the GOP determining the fate of the delegates in Michigan and Florida at the Democratic National Convention.

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Revolution Number Nine

Lenore Skenazy, columnist for the New York Sun, talks about the reaction to her article Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone.

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David Berreby




David Berreby

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Science writer David Berreby, author of Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind, discusses our changing understanding of conformity on the The Brian ...

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Lenore Skenazy




Lenore Skenazy

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Lenore Skenazy, columnist for the New York Sun, talks about the reaction to her article Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway ...

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