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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dr. Sherry Linkon, co-director of the Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University, explains how race and class will play out in this year’s election and why the working class gets a raw deal when it comes to politics. Plus, Bill Adair, editor of Politifact, brings his Truth-O-Meter along to check the candidates’ sometimes dubious claims about each other.


Bill Adair and Sherry Linkon

Wall Street and New York's Finances

Bill Thompson, New York City comptroller, talks about the fall-out of the financial industry's problems on the New York City economy. Also: live coverage of President Bush's statement on the economy.

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Economic Wrap-Up

Joan Goldwasser, senior reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, gives an update on the latest news from Wall Street and its impact on your pocketbook.

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Fact Check

Politifact's Bill Adair, the weekly guest for the month of September, brings his Truth-O-Meter to fact-check some recent campaign claims.

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Class Dismissed

Sherry Linkon, professor of English and American studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio, where she is also co-director of the university's Center for Working-Class Studies, says negative perceptions about the working class usually go unchallenged.

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Swing States

Nate Silver, founder of political website, talks about what states are in play in the presidential election and how the swing state map has changed.

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Glass, Concrete, and Stone

New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson takes a building-by-building look at New York's architecture boom.

What recent building do you love or hate? Comment below!

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Bernard-Henri Levy

Bernard-Henri Levy

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Bernard-Henri Levy , writer, philosopher, and the author of Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism (Random House, 2008), takes ...

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