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Friday, May 29, 2009

Note: Due to today's power outage, audio and podcasts for this episode may not be posted in the usual manner. Please be patient as we figure out a solution. Thanks! Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter weighs in on the latest news of the day ---including government’s stake in GM, the early reviews of Sonia Sotomayor, and his own magazine’s redesign. Also: more on the Supreme Court with New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin, and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants presents his list of words and phrases the band can’t use—and wants you to add to it. Note: Due to today's power outage, audio and podcasts for this episode may not be posted in the usual manner. Please be patient as we figure out a solution. Thanks!

Guests:

Jonathan Alter, John Flansburgh and Jeffrey Toobin

Newsweek's Redesign

Jonathan Alter, a senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine and the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope talks about the latest political news - and Newsweek's recent redesign.

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Yes We Can Be More Artistically Inclusive

Culture writer Lee Rosenbaum, blogger and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and Dayo Olopade, Washington reporter at The Root, talk about the revamping of the White House art collection.

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Speaking of Justice(s)

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for the New Yorker and legal analyst for CNN, talks about the current--and future--composition of the Supreme Court.

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Don't Say That, Literally

John Flansburgh of the band They Might Be Giants discusses the running list the band keeps of "things we can no longer say." (a few examples: "my bad" "don't go there" "one hundred and ten percent" and "voted off the island") What would be on your list of ...

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Ready, Set...ACTION!

This weekend, you may be seeing teams of frantic people roaming the street with movie cameras. David Stott, New York producer for the 48 Hour Film Project, talks about why--and how--to write, score, shoot and edit a movie in just two days.

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