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What Are You Thankful For?

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

As families around the region get ready to gather for thanksgiving dinner, many New Yorkers still go hungry. Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, reports on the results of their annual hunger survey. And, should the movie Milk and other films be used to help political causes? Plus, our question of the day: despite the grim times, what are you thankful for?

Guests:

Joel Berg

Hunger Pains

Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? (Seven Stories Press, 2008), discusses the annual hunger survey for NYC.

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Deflation Nation

Peter Coy, economic editor at Business Week, talks about rising concerns over deflation in the US.

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Milking It

David Meyer, professor appointee of cinema studies at The New School and film editor for The Brooklyn Rail, discusses whether movies like the biopic Milk can, or should, help push forward political agendas.

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Beyond Bush and Bin Laden

Gilles Kepel, professor and chair of Middle East studies at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the author of Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East (Belknap Press, 2008), calls for the West and the Middle East to go beyond their current views of ...

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Home for the Holidays and Beyond?

Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, reporter for Feet in 2 Worlds and for the Polish Daily News, talks about immigrants returning to Poland because of the economic downturn.

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Question of the Day: What Is There to be Thankful For?

Are you facing lay-offs and foreclosures or other financial hard times? Call in or comment below about what you are thankful for, despite it all. Comment Below!

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