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Friday, August 22, 2008

What can progressive politics do to help the U.S. save the economy and the environment? Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta defines progressivism and puts it in historical context. Also: a new film about the fear of growing up. We explore the zeitgeist of black America. And Please Explain is all about jellyfish!

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Guests:

John Podesta

The Power of Progress

Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta talks about the historical context of progressivism in America, and explains why he thinks progressive politics can help the U.S. save our economy and our climate. His new book is The Power of Progress.

Weigh in: What's your definition of progressive ...

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I Don’t Want To Grow Up

Azazel Jacobs’s new film about the fear of growing up is "Momma’s Man." It’s about a grown man who moves back into his childhood bedroom, and his parents are played by Jacobs’s real-life parents, filmmaker Ken Jacobs and Flo Jacobs. The film opens Aug. 22 at the

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Modern Blacklist

In his new film, “The Blacklist: Volume One,” director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders explores the zeitgeist of black America, and redefines traditional notions of a "blacklist." Former Planned Parenthood president Faye Wattleton is one of the prominent black Americans featured in the film. It begins airing on HBO on Aug. 25 at ...

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Please Explain: Jellyfish

From Spain to New York, jellyfish are becoming more numerous, and they’re showing up in places where they have rarely been seen before. Scientists say this explosion can be attributed to a combination of overfishing, rising sea temperatures, and pollution. Find out all about jellyfish, why they’re thriving, and whether ...

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