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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin thinks that more women - especially younger women - need to get involved in politics. Also: States of the Union is all about Oklahoma. Susan Choi on her new novel. And on Underreported: East Timor's struggles to establish a working democracy.

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:

Susan Choi and Madeleine Kunin

Madeleine Kunin on Pearls, Politics, and Power

Former Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin says that there aren’t enough women involved in politics. She shares her ideas for how to attract a new generation of young women to political leadership in her new book, Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead.

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The Future of Atlantic Yards

We look into how the slowing economy and credit crisis could affect Forest City Ratner’s plans for Atlantic Yards. Charles V. Bagli has been reporting on the project for the New York Times.

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A Person of Interest

Susan Choi’s new novel, A Person of Interest, is based on elements of the Unabomber and Wen Ho Lee stories. The main character is a bitter math professor at a Midwestern university who becomes a “person of interest” in a mail bombing investigation.

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States of the Union: Oklahoma

Although Oklahoma has been a reliably Republican state in presidential elections in recent years, The Sooner State is home to a lot of registered Democrats. Find out what makes these Democrats vote for Republican candidates; also, a look at how the recent push for alternative fuels has been received in ...

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Underreported: The News from East Timor

Since achieving independence from Indonesia in 2002, East Timor has been struggling to achieve a stable democracy. Charles Scheiner of East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and East Timorese activist Guteriano Neves tell us more about that country’s continuing problems and violence, and what can be done to improve ...

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