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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Even with the worldwide web at their fingertips, most people stay within their online comfort zones. All this month, Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices Online, explores the way digital media can connect people to a wider range of voices. Today’s topic: the Arabic-English website and other sites that cross language barriers. Plus, 2 Million Minutes: A Documentary Film On Global Education. And, your advice for a retiring Lou Dobbs.


Ethan Zuckerman

Bank Reform, Falling Dollar, and More

Christopher Dodd's proposed legislation has thrust bank reform back in the spotlight. Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek, discusses the possible reforms, as well as President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia, Europe's increased stimulus spending, and the ever-weakening dollar.

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The Future of the Democratic Party

New York State and Nassau County Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs discusses the recent election and what it means for the Democratic party in the region.

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Bridging the Digital Gap: Language Barriers

Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and research fellow at the Berkman Center, joins us weekly in November to talk about the global impact of social media.

This week's topic: crossing language barriers.

Check out, a website that uses machine-assisted translation technology to bring ...

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Education Minutes

Racing to the Top
Gotham editor Elizabeth Green talks about New York's chances of qualifying for federal Race to the Top funds, now that the guidelines are out.

Two Million Minutes
In the 2007 documentary, 2 Million Minutes, venture-capitalist-turned-filmmaker Bob Compton critically compares American ...

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Condo Glut

The Right to the City coalition has just completed a citywide condo vacancy survey. They found 601 buildings in 9 community districts that had empty units or appeared to be stalled mid-construction. Jose Lopez from Make the Road NY and David Dodge from RTTC talk about ...

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Your Career Advice for Lou Dobbs

Last night, long-time CNN anchor Lou Dobbs announced he was leaving the cable news channel, stating that "some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to ...

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