China at 60, Public Transportation and Healthcare

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

In the one-woman show "Let Me Down Easy," Anna Deavere Smith brings the healthcare debate to the stage. Plus, NPR’s Juan Williams; and The Atlantic’s James Fallows on the People's Republic of China at 60 and the headlines here at home. And, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with tolls, taxes, and the balance between cars and public transportation.

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Anna Deavere Smith, James Fallows and Juan Williams

Juan Williams on Health Care and More

Health care reform is moving towards the House and Senate floors, and the debate looks to be intense. Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio, offers his take on the latest news from Washington and elsewhere.

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30 Issues Day 19: Tolls and Taxes on Drivers and Suburban Transportation

In both New Jersey and New York, the balance between drivers and mass transit can make for tricky policy-making. Kate Slevin of the Tri-State Transportation Commission, discusses the Bloomberg and Corzine records on gas taxes; tolls; suburban transit; and more. Plus, when it comes to transportation, Staten ...

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James Fallows on PRC at 60 and US in 2009

The People's Republic of China recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic and author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, lives in Beijing. He discusses the recent news from that country, as well as domestic politics, from health care to ...

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Body of Work

Writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith, talks about her new show "Let Me Down Easy," an exploration of the body's resiliency and vulnerability when confronted with illness.

Watch an excerpt from Let Me Down Easy:

"Let Me Down Easy" runs through ...


Wordnik: Extortion vs. Blackmail

Over the next week Erin McKean, co-founder of and former editor of the Oxford American Dictionary, will discuss the buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: The difference between blackmail and extortion and where the two words come from.

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