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Friday, August 29, 2008

New York City generates about fifty thousand tons of garbage every day. Tune in to Please Explain to find out what's in New York City’s trash, and where gets dumped! Then, a look at whether the idea of a divided red America/blue America is myth or reality. Kelli O’Hara on her starring role in the hit revival of “South Pacific.” And to start us off, we put Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last night into historical perspective.


Kelli O’Hara

Making Speech History

Barack Obama has drawn comparisons to politicians of every stripe – from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan. We look at last night’s acceptance speech and ask former Clinton speechwriter Ted Widmer whether Sen. Obama was channeling any politicians from the past. Ted Widmer is now the Director of the ...

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Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Democrats tend to win in wealthy states, while Republicans tend to get the votes of wealthy voters. Columbia statistics and political science professor Andrew Gelman explains American voting patterns, and debunks what he calls the myth of red America/blue America. His new book is Red State, Blue State, Rich ...

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Kelli O’Hara in "South Pacific"

Kelli O’Hara stars as Nellie Forbush in the hit revival of "South Pacific" at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center. It’s the musical's first revival since it first opened in 1949 to thrilled audiences. Go here for the full schedule and tickets.


Please Explain: Waste Management

New York City generates about fifty thousand tons of garbage every day. Find out what's in New York City’s trash, how it gets taken out of the city, and where it's dumped! Benjamin Miller is a Senior Fellow at the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems and author of Fat ...

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