Syria Options; Rating College; Story of "The Butler"; Queens BP

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

As the situation in Syria heats up and the international community weighs intervention, Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center discusses options for the U.S. Plus: a look at President Obama's proposal about how to rate and value colleges; the candidates running to be the Queens Borough President; Wil Haygood, the Washington Post columnist who wrote the story that inspired the new movie "The Butler," and the history of the obsession with immortality. 

US Military Intervention in Syria?

Aaron David Miller, vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former US Mideast negotiator and advisor, discusses the US's options for military intervention in Syria. 

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Affordable College Ratings

Kelly Field, senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education covering federal higher education policy, explains President Obama's message on college affordability during a NY-Pennsylvania tour last week, and how a new value ranking would work. The president's plan includes some of the strategies SUNY has used to keep the cost of college down.


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Democratic Candidates for Queens Borough President

Peter F. Vallone Jr., City Council Member (District 22), and Melinda Katz, former New York City Council Member, talk about the platforms and campaign to be the Democratic candidate in the Queens Borough President race.

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The Man Behind "The Butler"

Wil Haygood, long-time Washington Post columnist on race and politics, who wrote the article that inspired the new movie "Lee Daniels’ The Butler", discusses his piece, and his work covering race and civil rights, one day before the anniversary of the March on Washington.

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To Live Forever

Adam Leith Gollner, former Vice editor and the author of The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever (Scribner, 2013), talks about his quest to find the secret to eternal life -- from religions to science.

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