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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.

Guests:

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 FiveThirtyEight.com, 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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