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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ray Chambers, the New Jersey philanthropist now serving as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, talks about efforts to eradicate the disease that kills over a million people a year. Plus, pranksters The Yes Men infiltrate the corporate world; cutting teacher's aides; the C.I.A. assassination squads; and more on healthcare reform. Halted Development Map: Help pin-point more! Vote In Our Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest!

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Ray Chambers and The Yes Men

C.I.A. Secrecy

Bob Baer, former Middle East C.I.A. field officer and TIME.com's intelligence columnist will discuss the uproar over the recent revelation that the C.I.A. was running a secret assassination program.

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Open Phones: Health Care Press Conference

Tonight President Obama is holding a prime-time press conference in which he is expected to make his case for health care reform. If you could ask the President a question about health care, what would it be? Comment below! During the Obama Press Conference Tonight, Brian ...

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The Yes Men Go To The Movies

Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum are the members of the Yes Men, political activists that infiltrate big business and impersonate political leaders. They are also behind the new film that documents their hijinks, The Yes Men Fix The World.

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Teacher's Aides in NYC Schools

This week, the Department of Education ordered an end to the practice of parents independently hiring aides to help in the city's public schools. Elizabeth Green of Gotham Schools explains the practice and the implications of the ruling. Then, Rebecca Daniels, past president of District 2, discusses how this will ...

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Fighting Malaria

Ray Chambers, UN Secretary General's special envoy for malaria, discusses his efforts to fight malaria around the world.

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Healthcare: Who's in the Picture?

NPR’s Power, Money & Influence correspondent Peter Overby follows up on the healthcare lobbyist photo project and reports on the competing interests at play in reforming healthcare.

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Live Chat: Ask the Headhunter

Nick Corcodilos is the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and also our guest every Thursday for the month of July. Each week, there have been lots and lots of questions for Nick that we haven't been able to get to on the air. So, he's agreed to stick around and ...

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