Record Dow; Jody Williams; Energy Futures; Political Hip Hop

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high. Daniel Gross, the global business editor of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, explain what it signals about the economy. Plus: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. discusses his proposal for a registry for criminals who use guns; Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams; and three hip hop artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

Does the Record Dow Matter?

The Dow hit a record high yesterday, but other economic indicators show lower wages and diminished household wealth. Dan Gross, columnist and global business editor at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, discusses what numbers really describe the overall state of the new US economy, and who stands to benefit and get left behind.

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Registering Gun Criminals

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. talks about his State of the Bronx speech, including a proposal to create a registry of criminals who use guns, like that for sex offenders.

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Jody Williams' Path to the Nobel Peace Prize

Jody Williams, anti-landmine activist, and author of My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize, talks about her activism and her work on women's issues through the Nobel Women's Initiative.

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After Hugo Chavez

El Pais columnist Moisés Naím and Shannon O'Neil, senior fellow for Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations talk about the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and what comes next.

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The New Obama Energy and Environment Team

President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator and Ernest Moniz for Energy secretary -- and indicated that they will be empowered to push his environmental agenda with or without Congressional approval. Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment reporter for the National Journal, discusses the picks and what comes next.

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The Beat of the Revolution

Shadia Mansour, Palestinian singer and MC, also known as "the first lady of Arabic hip hop," Amkoullel, a rapper from Mali, and Deeb, an Egyptian hip-hop artist, talk about their work in the Middle East and North Africa, and the political messages of their music as Egyptian, Malian, and Palestinian artists.

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