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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Nobel Prize winning economist Muhammad Yunus lays out the ways he thinks free market capitalism can be made more humane. Also, on States of the Union: the issues that matter to South Carolina's Democratic voters as they head into their primary. One man’s search to find the places in the world that make people happy. Plus: what can studying fish teach us about human evolution?

Check out the latest in our Political Projections election film series! On Feb. 5th, we'll talk about how Hollywood has poked fun at politics over the years. And find out more about our special Feb. 4 film screening here.

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Muhammad Yunus

A More Humane Kind of Capitalism

Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus lays out the ways he thinks free market capitalism can become more humane. His new book is Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism.

Event: Muhammad Yunus will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 23 at ...

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The Happiest Places in the World

Usually foreign correspondents seek the least happy places in the world…like Iraq or Afghanistan. But NPR correspondent Eric Weiner went to the world’s happiest places for his new book The Geography of Bliss.

Event: Eric Weiner will be speaking with Emma Seppala
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States of the Union: South Carolina

South Carolina has voted solidly Republicans for years, but the Palmetto State’s primaries have the potential to shape the race for the nomination in both parties. We examine what happened last Saturday in the Republican contest…and what we can expect this weekend for the Democratic primary. Andrew Gobeil the managing ...

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Pricier Wine Tastes Better

A recent study shows that raising the price of wine makes it taste better. When tasting wines they’d been told cost more, testers’ brains showed more pleasure than when drinking cheaper wines…even when the wines were exactly the same! The study’s lead author is California Institute of Technology economics professor ...

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The Fish With Hands

Paleontologist Neil Shubin discovered Tiktaalik, the "fish with hands" that may give us clues into how humans evolved. His new book is Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body.

Event: Neil Shubin will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 23 at ...

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