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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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.

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Tricia Rose

The News from Albany

Erica Gonzalez, opinion page Editor, El Diario and Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany Bureau Chief, and Michael Lavers, Mid-Atlantic editor of EDGE Publications, talk about the "gang of three" agreement.

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All Your COBRA Questions Answered

Ellen Andrews, executive director of the The Connecticut Health Policy Project, answers questions on COBRA and other medical insurance programs for the unemployed.

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Professional Partying

Karen Grigsby Bates, correspondent for NPR News and contributor to The Root, offers advice for surviving the annual office party.

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Taking Hip Hop Seriously

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, argues that any discussion about hip hop is also a discussion about race.

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The Education of Ben Bernanke

John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era, explains why Ben Bernanke did what he did during the economic meltdown.

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Senate Seat for Sale?

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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