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Friday, October 31, 2008

We continue our series on the role lobbyists are playing in the current election! Find out about the influence of the financial industry on the campaigns. Also: a States of the Union update on Virginia. Hear about Sarah Kane’s shocking play, "Blasted." Plus: our latest Please Explain is all about undecided voters.

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.

Bankers and Bailouts: Lobbyists in Washington

We hear a lot about “Main Street” and “Wall Street,” but what about “K Street”? Over the past few decades, the financial industry and an army of lobbyists have pushed for more and more deregulation in Washington. We look at the complicated relationship between the financial industry, regulators and lobbyists. ...

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States of the Union: Virginia Update

The Old Dominion was our second States of the Union segment, and a lot has happened in the last year. We find out whether Virginia could be the decisive state in this year’s presidential campaign. Tim Craig is a staff writer for the Washington Post and a contributor ...

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Silent Films: Treasures from a Chest

Film preservationist and accompanist Serge Bromberg tells us about some rediscovered silent films, being screened in “Treasures from a Chest,” a curated program celebrating 100 years of animation. Bromberg provides live piano accompaniment and commentary.

“Treasures from a Chest” will be shown
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"Blasted" at the Soho Rep

British playwright Sarah Kane’s landmark play, "Blasted," is now at the Soho Rep through Dec. 21. Ben Brantley of the NY Times called it “astounding drama” and “a first-rate production.” Reed Birney stars and Sarah Benson directs; tickets and info are at


Please Explain: Undecided Voters

Please Explain is all about what keeps voters undecided until the very last minute. And if you’re one of those undecided voters…we’d love to hear from you. Tell us why you haven’t made up your mind, and what it will take for you to do so by Nov. 4.

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