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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The price of food— especially rice —is soaring globally, while deadly food riots are breaking out in several countries. We take a look at what countries are affected—and why. Also: our next installment with our emergency preparedness guru takes a look at what to put in your “go bag.”


Nap Strategies Project - Wraps Up Today!
The benefits of sleep are widely touted, but how to catch up during the workday? Today's your last chance to take part in the latest Brian Lehrer Show crowd-sourcing project and send us your "nap strategy"!

Rice Riots

Pedro Sanchez, director of tropical agriculture at The Earth Institute at Columbia University and co-chair of the Hunger Task Force for the Millenium Project, and Gawain Kripke, policy director at Oxfam, and Garry Pierre-Pierre, editor-publisher of the Haitian Times, talk about the ...

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Are You Ready: Your Go Bag

BL Comfort Item: Soloman's BagJohn Solomon, who is writing a book about emergency preparedness, is our weekly guest for the month of April. Today, he discusses some of the nuts and bolts of ...

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Teaching Tests

Can an individual teacher help an individual student? The teachers’ union head says there is no way to measure whether that's true, or not. Michael Mulgrew, a United Federation of Teachers vice president, argues teachers' impact on test scores can't be isolated and they should not figure ...

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Masters of Influence

Blair Horner, legislative director for NYPIRG, talks about New York's top lobbyists.

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Siesta Keys

We take a look at the results of our "Nap Strategies" listener project with Camille Anthony of the Napping Company.

Lessons Learned from Napsourcing

1)Familiarize yourself with your employee handbook. We noticed that ours mentions sleeping on the job might be cause for dismissal—thumb through yours, okay?

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