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Monday, October 19, 2009

Richard Dawkins preached atheism in his last book, now he’s making the case for evolution, whatever one’s beliefs, in The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Plus, Robert Reich; Frans de Waal on compassion and competition; the New Jersey gubernatorial debate; and the word of the day.

30 Issues in 30 Days: See the Schedule!


Richard Dawkins, Robert Reich and Frans de Waal

Reich's Progress

Robert Reich, University of California at Berkeley professor of Public Policy, author of Super Capitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life and blogger, discusses health care reform, the state of the economy and other news of today.

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30 Issues Day 21: New Jersey Schools

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, recaps the gubernatorial debate and reviews the candidates' stands on school funding and education issues.

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Making the Case for Evolution

Richard Dawkins, biologist and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, discusses his latest book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.

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The Science of Empathy

Frans de Waal, professor of primate behavior at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, says kindness is just as innate as competition, in his new book The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society.

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Wordnik: “Hiney”!

Erin McKean, co-founder of and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, returns to discuss more buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: H1N1 related words

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