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Friday, September 12, 2008

Photo sharing sites like Flickr are flourishing. So why isn’t photojournalism? Writer Alissa Quart on the rise of the amateur--and why she thinks photojournalism needs to be saved. Also: writer Sandra Tsing Loh, author of Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting!, says yes to public school--and why she wishes Barack Obama would do the same.

Guests:

Sandra Tsing Loh and Alissa Quart

Palin's First Interview

Last night, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had her first media interview with Charles Gibson from ABC World News. Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, Susan Page, weighs in.

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School of War

Scott Jaschik, the editor of Inside Higher Ed, and Robert McCaughey, professor of history at Barnard College and a former naval officer, talk about the history of ROTC programs on college campuses--and the status of ROTC at Columbia University.

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When The Wheels Came Off

Alissa Quart, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review , and author of Branded: The Buying And Selling Of Teenagers , discusses the future of photojournalism in the age of flickr.

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Economic Wrap-Up

Daniel Gross, columnist for Slate and Newsweek, forecasts a bleak future for banking giant Washington Mutual, and talks about other top stories in economic news.

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Do The Right Thing

Sandra Tsing Loh, author of Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting!, talks about her experiences in the Los Angeles public school system - and why it's turned her into an advocate for public schools.

Event: At noon on Sunday, September 14th, Sandra Tsing Loh will ...

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Following Up: Is Hezbollah in Venezuela?

Joining us to discuss news that raised some eyebrows this week is Sebastian Rotella, a Madrid-based investigative correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

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