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Friday, August 22, 2008

Wired contributing editor Jeff Howe explores business applications of “crowdsourcing” in his new book. Can small-d democracy co-exist with corporate hierarchies? Also, teaching taste and politics from the heartland with Andrea Bernstein.


Andrea Bernstein and Jeff Howe

Heartland Politics

WNYC's political director, Andrea Bernstein previews the Democratic Convention from St Louis, where she's travelling on her way to Denver.

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More Green for the Men in Blue

A proposed contract between New York City and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association could mean higher starting salaries for the NYPD. Kathleen Lucadamo, City Hall Reporter for the Daily News, discusses the details of the deal.

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Taste-ful Education

Justin Davidson, classical music and architecture critic at New York Magazine, wonders if it's possible to teach his son to have a "taste" for good music.

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Jeff Howe, contributing editor at Wired Magazine and author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, discusses his new book and the way new technology is changing business culture.

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Open Phones: The Strangest Text

Barack Obama is announcing his V.P candidate to millions of supporters by text message. What is the strangest news you have received by text?

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Follow Up Friday: “Ethnically Russian”

We received several comments on Brian’s reference to Ossetians as “ethnically Russian.” Lincoln Mitchell, assistant professor in the school of international and public affairs at Columbia University, helps clear up the confusion.

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4 More Years

Bobby Ghosh, world editor and former Baghdad bureau chief for TIME Magazine, explains the agreement between the U.S. and Iraq for combat troop withdrawal by 2011.

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