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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On today's show: former World Bank consultant Dambisa Moyo on the failure of foreign aid to Africa. Then, sociologist Luke Bergmann on two men trying to make a living amidst the poverty and urban decay of Detroit. And, David Cromer on directing and staring in a new off-Broadway production of “Our Town.” Plus, philosopher Alva Noë on why we are not our brains.

Dead Aid

More than $1 Trillion in developmental aid has gone to Africa over the past 50 years. So, what kinds of benefits has all that money provided for people who live on the continent? Not much, says former World Bank consultant Dambisa Moyo in her book Dead Aid: Why Aid ...

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Postindustrial Urban Crisis

In his book Getting Ghost sociologist Luke Bergmann tells the story of urban decay, crime, and poverty in Detroit though the eyes of two young, black drug dealers.

Event: Luke Bergmann will be speaking
Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, between Stanton and ...

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"Our Town"

Thornton Wilder’s play "Our Town" is considered a classic of American theater. David Cromer joins us to talk about directing and acting in his new off-Broadway revival of the play.

"Our Town" is playing at the Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street
Ticket information here.


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I Am, Therefore I Think

U.C. Berkeley philosopher Alva Noë challenges the assumptions underlying neuroscientific studies of consciousness in Out of Our Heads. According to Noë, consciousness arises from interactions with out surroundings and is not something that simply happens inside of our brains.

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