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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Corporate sponsors and grassroots protesters may have little in common, but they are both headed to Denver and Minneapolis. Whether inside the Pepsi center or out on the street, the battle to win influence will be raging throughout the political conventions. And, Barack Obama plans to send out his VP announcement to millions of supporters by text. Can wireless providers withstand that kind of traffic? Plus, what does it mean to be mixed race in today’s America?

Sports in Education

Gordon Marino, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Kierkegaard library at St.Olaf College, talks about the proper role of sports in a well-rounded education.

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The HPV Vaccine

Rita Rubin, medical reporter for USA Today and author of, What If I Have a C-Section (Rodale September 2004), talks about the effectiveness of HPV vaccines.

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Mixed Up

We're heading for a mixed-race future and Carmen Van Kerckhove, Co-Founder of New Demographic and founder and publisher of Racialicious.com, and Jen Chau, Founder and Executive Director of Swirl, explain the implications and how Barack Obama's candidacy has changed the discussion about mixed-race identity.

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Texting And Money Trails

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Techpresident, talks about the text message announcement of Obama' VP choice. Plus, Massie Ritsch, Communications Director for the Center for Responsive Politics, joins Micah Sifry to talk about the campaign money trails.

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Convention Protests: Past and Future

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, discusses the protesters who will be making their voice heard at the conventions in Denver and Minneapolis. Performance artist Lizzie West is organizing a peace revival and benefit event at the RNC.

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