For Richer or Poorer

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Energy independence has become a catchphrase of this election season. On today’s show: find out how energy interests like coal, oil, and ethanol have influenced the political campaigns! Also, a States of the Union update on Nevada. Plus: a look at the history of marriage.

Join us for another Political Projections film screening on Mon., Nov. 3! We'll watch "Recount." Get psyched for Election Day and meet fellow WNYC listeners. Find out more and RSVP here.

....AND, check out our new Thanksgiving Recipe Swap! We want your favorite side dish recipes.

Lobbyists and Energy

The energy industry and its various lobbyists have been a driving force in Washington for decades. Find out how money from the energy industry has impacted everything from the price of gas to how much corn is grown in Iowa. Ken Silverstein is Washington Editor for Harper’s magazine; ...

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States of the Union: Nevada Update

Back in January, we looked at the state of Nevada before it held its caucuses. We get an update from Molly Ball, reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on the major issues in the Silver State and why it’s a swing state to watch this year.


The World of Art Handling

Find out about the huge amount of work goes into putting museum exhibits together, taking them down again, and shipping them on to the next location. Leonard talks to two art handling experts; Kele McComsey of SurroundArt, and Robert Guest of Guest Exhibit Production.

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A Contrarian History of Marriage

Susan Squire gives us a history of marriage from a contrarian’s perspective – from Adam and Eve, to the Renaissance, to modern ideas of love matches. Her new book is I Don’t.

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Who Will Be in the Next President’s Cabinet?

As soon as Election Day is over, the search will be on for the best and brightest to fill the next President’s cabinet. We talk to Blake Hounshell of Foreign Policy magazine, which has asked 10 of the world’s top thinkers to name who they think can best ...

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Underreported: Bats and White Nose Syndrome

Bats are not only an iconic symbol of Halloween...they’re also a key part of our ecosystem. We get an update on the white nose syndrome that has been threatening bat populations. Ecologist Merlin Tuttle is founder of Bat Conservation International.

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