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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Violent crime continues to drop, but a new study reveals among young, black men, murders involving guns are actually increasing. James Alan Fox, Professor of Law, Policy and Society at Northeastern University, discusses his findings. Plus, New York Times writer Lisa Belkin, looks at Caroline Kennedy’s Senate bid through the lens of mothers re-entering the workforce, and Matt Miller , author of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity, on why Americans should let go of some long-held economic assumptions.

Guests:

Lisa Belkin, James Alan Fox and Matt Miller

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The intelligence community is reacting with surprise at the choice of Leon Panetta as Obama's choice for CIA director. Spencer Ackerman, senior reporter for the Washington Independent, surveys the response.

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Killing Streets

James Alan Fox, professor of Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Policy and Society at Northeastern University, and Theo Moore, an organizer with Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), discuss the new study that found a dramatic surge in homicides involving young black men ...

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Back-to-Work Mom

Lisa Belkin, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of the Motherlode blog on nytimes.com, looks at Caroline Kennedy's Senate bid through the lens of women returning to the workforce.

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New Ideas for the New Year

Matt Miller, columnist for Fortune, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, host of Left, Right & Center on KCRW, and the author of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity (Times Books, 2009), ...

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Designing a Recession

Michael Cannell, founder of thedesignvote.com and author of the New York Times article "Design Loves a Depression", talks about why design thrives in bleak times.

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Gaza's Future

Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and former Israeli peace negotiator, discusses the continuing crisis in Gaza and what a Israeli exit strategy could look like.

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