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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

As Governor Paterson continues to defend his position, WNYC’s Bob Hennelly offers a little context on the history of the State Police and their role in many of the state’s recent scandals. Plus, your collective energy-efficiency-wisdom; what the Iraqi elections mean; and The Story of Stuff changes how you think about consumption. Check Out Our Cool Projects: Submit Your Census Household Portraits | Help Wanted Job Search Community


Bob Hennelly

Iraqi Elections

Iraq’s parliamentary elections were held this past Sunday. Washington Post Baghdad correspondent Leila Fedel joins us from Baghdad, and Time’s senior editor and former Baghdad bureau chief Bobby Ghosh talk about the elections.

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NY State Police: A History

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly helps place the scandal around Governor Paterson in the context of the state police's rocky history.

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The Efficient Life

Slate has launched a project called "The Efficient Life" that collects everyday tips on how to save energy. Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek and Slate columnist, discusses the new endeavor.

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The Myth of Black Inferiority

A recent book unravels the myth of black inferiority. Tom Burrell, the author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, shares insights from his book.

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The Story of Stuff

In her new book The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing The Planet, Our Communities, And Our Health - And A Vision For Change, author Annie Leonard connects the stuff you consume with everything and everyone that made it and will be stuck ...

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