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Thursday, August 07, 2008

This summer, people are paying more to fill up their gas tanks. But come winter, it may cost more money to keep your homes warm. Mark Wolfe, with the National Energy Assistance Director's Association, talks about what your heating bill may look like in December. Plus, Senator Charles Schumer looks ahead at the 2008 election, exploring the science of insight, and, move over 7…”lucky 8” is the new number in town.



Check out our contribution from the recent Slideluck Potshow, an event where folks share their love of food and photos! Last weekend, the Slideluck Potshow was held at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg.

Guests:

Senator Charles Schumer and Mark Wolfe

Looking to the Elections

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial campaigns and author of Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time, looks forward to the upcoming presidential and senatorial elections.

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A Cold Winter's Night

The cost to heat your home could be up more than $1,000 this winter. Joining us to give the grim prognosis and what we should do to prepare for a cold winter is Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association.

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Your Credit

Federal authorities charged 11 people with the theft of more than 40 million credit and debit card account numbers - the largest identity theft case in U.S. history. Frank W. Abagnale, Secure Document Consultant, and New York Times reporter, Brad Stone, put this case into context.

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The "Aha!" Moment

The very moment when a perfect solution arrives in the brain may now be boiled down to a series of synapses. New Yorker contributor Jonah Lehrer breaks down the science of insight.

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What's the Matter with Conservatives

Thomas Frank, author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, discusses the flaws in free-market conservatism.

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Anthrax Update

WNYC Senior Reporter Bob Hennelly gives the latest on the case against anthrax-researcher Bruce E. Ivins.

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08/08/08

Tomorrow's date is 08/08/08. In Chinese culture, the number 8 represents good fortune. Jennifer 8 Lee, New York Times Reporter and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food talks about the significance of the lucky digit.

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Thomas Frank



Thomas Frank

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Thomas Frank, author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, joined us on Thursday to discuss the state of Conservatism.

8/7/08

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