Brown University professor Tricia Rose says arguments over hip hop music are important because they’re often stand-ins for conversations about race. She dissects the controversy in her new book, Hip Hop Wars. Also, office party etiquette.
David Mendell, Chicago Magazine blogger and the author of Obama: From Promise to Power, talks about the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on corruption charges, including allegations that he sought to gain from the appointment to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat.
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