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Monday, October 20, 2008

In the latest installment of 30 Issues in 30 Days: both candidates say they support pay equity—but how would they implement it? And what does equal pay for equal work really mean to each of them? Plus: a conversation with former Goodyear manager Lilly Ledbetter. The overturning of her pay discrimination award by the Supreme Court spurred pay equity legislation—which failed to pass the Senate. And: more terrifying economic news from NPR correspondent Adam Davidson and This American Life’s Alex Blumberg.

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Guests:

Alex Blumberg, Adam Davidson and Lilly Ledbetter

The Powell Doctrine

Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for The Washington Post, discusses Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama.

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Another Frightening Update on the Economy

Alex Blumberg, a producer at This American Life, and NPR correspondent Adam Davidson, talk about recent economic events.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: Equal Pay for Equal Work

Lilly Ledbetter, advocate for pay equity and the inspiration for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 (pdf), talks about facing sex discrimination -- and the challenges facing working women.

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Carrie Lukas, vice president for policy and economics at the Independent Women's Forum, ...

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