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Monday, January 25, 2010

International humanitarian activist Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan discusses her work to promote positive Arab-Western relations and talks about her contribution to the new book Actions Speak Loudest. Plus, WNYC education reporter Beth Fertig on the NYC public school closings; NPR’s Juan Williams on the week in politics ahead; and newly elected council member Daniel Dromm (D-Queens).

Get Ready for the State of the Union Speech! The President delivers his first SotU on Wednesday. Collaborate With Others to Write the SoTU Speech Now! | Live Chat Online with Brian on Wednesday Night: Set a Reminder for Yourself

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Daniel Dromm, Beth Fertig, Queen Noor and Juan Williams

The Week Ahead

National Public Radio senior correspondent Juan Williams previews a big week in politics.

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School Closings

Several NYC public school are on the chopping block. Beth Fertig, WNYC reporter and author of Why Can't You Teach Me 2 Read?, talks about the school closures. She's joined by Raina Banks, PTA president at PS 332 in Brooklyn, who has a parent's perspective on the closings.

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Air America Folds

The left wing talk radio network Air America went off the air last Friday, January 21. Anna Marie Cox, national correspondent for Air America, and Sam Seder, former host of The Sam Seder Show on Air America, join us to discuss the folding of the radio network.

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Next Generation

A new book compiles advice on how to make the world better for the next generation. Robert McKinnon, editor of Actions Speak Loudest, and contributors to the book, Queen Noor, her majesty of Jordan, and Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National and the Teacher Salary Project, discuss ...

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Stuy-Town Melt Down

Tishman Speyer Properties and BlackRock Realty have decided to turn over Stuy-Town and Peter Cooper Village to creditors. Charles Bagli, a reporter for the New York Times, and Benjamin Dulchin, deputy director for the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, join us to discuss what's next for the housing development ...

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Meet Your Councilman

New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) talks about joining the Council to represent District 25 and becoming the chair of the immigration committee.

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Calling All Job Seekers

"first application" by gtmcknight on flickr

\'first application\' by gtmcknight on flickr

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State of the Union: Collaborate on Writing the Speech

President Obama is set to deliver his first State of the Union address on Wednesday. What's your state of the union? What do you want him to say? Submit your speech and, using the tools at MixedInk, collaborate with others to edit the final draft, borrow passages you like, and ...

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