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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Some think the gridlock in Washington would be helped if there were more opportunities to engage in dialogue with elected officials. Micah Sifrey of Tech President discusses his latest project: "Demand Question Time." Plus: our look at lesser known Oscar films continues with the director of The Cove; advice on what to wear at your job interview; and more Census myths debunked.

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Micah Sifrey

Demand Question Time

Micah Sifry, co-founder of both Personal Democracy Forum and as well as a steering committee member for "Demand Question Time," talks about a new push to demand a regular question-and-answer session with the President.

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Help Wanted: What to Wear?

Senior fashion editor for AOL's, Sarah Cristobal, answers those irksome office fashion questions to help you look great for your next job interview.

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Penn Station Sign Design

Julia Turner, the deputy editor at, follows up on a caller's complaint about the poor design of Penn Station. She's been studying Penn Station as part of a six part series on signs and signage.

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Oscar Film Series: The Cove

Our series highlighting documentaries nominated for this year’s Academy Awards continues with The Cove. Director Louie Psihoyos tells us about his eco-thriller and the attention it’s generating.

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Five Census Myths (Part 2)

With the U.S. Census approaching, we clear up some common myths about the count. Demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, William Frey, shares a myth about the U.S. Census each day this week.

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Oscar's Documentary Nominees

Everyone's paying attention to Avatar and Up, but all this week at the Brian Lehrer Show we're highlighting some of the documentaries up for a 2010 Oscar. They may not get the hype, but they still deserve to be seen. Hear the BL Show segments and watch the trailers below.


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10 Questions That Count: Question 1 Photo Project!

The Huxtable Family

The Huxtable Family

It's almost time for our '10 Questions That Count' site to launch officially! As promised, we're going to ask you for your participation as we tackle the ten questions on the Census form.


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