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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

In his latest column, Paul Krugman highlights what he considers to be the biggest global crisis: food shortage. He examines the causes for high food prices around the world, and the effect it’s having at home and abroad. Also, up-to-the-minute analysis on the testimony of David Petraeus before the U.S. Senate.


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Paul Krugman

Going Hungry

Paul Krugman, columnist for the New York Times, discusses his latest column on the worldwide food crisis.

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Capitol Grill

General David Petraeus, the top American commander in Baghdad, testifies before the Senate today, and will likely face tough questioning from all three Presidential candidates. The Washington Post's William Arkin offers his analysis.

Programming Note: WNYC and NPR are offering live coverage of the hearings available here.

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Fiber Arts & Sciences: The Hyperbolic Crochet Reef

Australian science writer Margaret Wertheim got together with her artist sister to crochet a coral reef to draw attention to the endangered Great Barrier Reef. The project visits New York this month. She’s joined by local participants Barbara Van Elsen, founder of the NYC Crochet Guild, and ...

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Bloomberg Withers

With the latest blow to congestion pricing, another of Michael Bloomberg's more ambitious plans has been stymied, but he remains as feisty as ever. Washington Post columnist - and former Bloomberg advisor - Jonathan Capehart discusses where the Mayor goes from here. Also Kathryn Wylde, President of CEO ...

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Grad for Hire

Philip Gardner, director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, talks about the employment picture for the current crop of college grads, who's hiring - and who's not.

We want to hear from you. Are you a current college senior? Looking for a job? ...

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Petraeus Update and Reaction

As the hearings on the Iraq war continue, we update the latest and provide analysis with Michael Duffy, assistant managing editor for TIME magazine.

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Crochet Coral Reef




Crochet Coral Reef

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Australian science writer Margaret Wertheim (center) began to crochet a coral reef to draw attention to the endangered Great Barrier Reef. She's ...

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