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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Economist Jeffrey Sachs says that crises facing humanity - like poverty and disease - are daunting, but they can be solved! Also: find out how to build homes out of garbage like old tires and beer cans. A Chicago teacher on helping his students solve some of the big problems in their community. Plus, a new documentary about the last 5 years of war in Iraq.

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:

Jeffrey Sachs

Economics for a Crowded Planet

Crises facing humanity – like poverty and disease – are daunting, but economist Jeffrey D. Sachs says they can be solved. He shares his solutions in his new book, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.

Event: Jeffrey Sachs will be in conversation with Charlie Rose
Tuesday, March ...

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Architect and Garbage Warrior

Architect Michael Reynolds builds eco-friendly housing using beer cans, car tires, and water bottles. He calls his art "Earthship Biotecture." Filmmaker Oliver Hodge documents Reynolds’s career in a new film, "Garbage Warrior."

Event: "Garbage Warrior" will be screened at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the Film Society of ...

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Lessons from an Urban Classroom

When Brian Schultz was teaching in the Chicago public school system, he challenged his students from a housing project to solve a major problem in their community. The results were amazing. Schultz’s new book is Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom.

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Bush’s War: The Past 5 Years

On the 5th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, FRONTLINE has put together a new 2-part documentary special, "Bush’s War," chronicling the trials of the last few years …from the horrors of 9/11 to the recent troop surge. Michael Kirk is a veteran producer with FRONTLINE.

Event: ”Bush’s War” will air ...

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