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Monday, March 24, 2008

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon has enormous influence in Washington and abroad. Find out more about his vast business and media empires..and whether his influence is something to be concerned about. Also: the challenges of integrating ex-inmates back into their communities. A look at how New York City's urban infrastructure keeps things running smoothly...most of the time, anyway. And Eric Alterman talks about liberalism in post-Bush America.

Tune in for our latest Political Projections on Tuesday, April 1st! We'll talk about political idealism in Hollywood. We're also hosting a special film screening on March 31st. Seating is limited to the first 100 people who RSVP, so don't wait!

Guests:

Eric Alterman

Liberalism in Post-Bush America

Eric Alterman says that even though “liberalism” has become something of a dirty word in American politics, most Americans are actually quite liberal when it comes to issues like health care and foreign policy. His new book is Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America.

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Helping Ex-Inmates Adjust to Life Outside of Prison

Reintegrating ex-inmates into their communities can be difficult. We look into the challenges of successful prisoner re-entry with David Rothenberg and JoAnne Page of the non-profit The Fortune Society, as well as Cass Torres, a former inmate.

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Anatomy of New York City

How do traffic lights work? Where does our water come from? What keeps the subway system going 24 hours a day? Kate Ascher explains how the infrastructure of New York City keeps everything running smoothly…most of the time, anyway. She’s author of The Works: Anatomy of a City.

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Rev. Sun Myung Moon

The Reverend Sun Myung Moon claims to be the Messiah. We take a look into his vast business and media empires, and whether his influence in Washington and abroad is something to be concerned about. John Gorenfeld’s new book is Bad Moon Rising.

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