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Monday, September 28, 2009

Peter Maass gives an account of the consequences of our addiction to oil and how it impacts places like Venezuela and Nigeria. Then bestselling author Nick Hornby on his latest novel, Juliet, Naked. John Peet, the European editor of the Economist, discusses yesterday's elections in Germany. Plus, McKenzie Funk reports on AIG's use of private firefighters to save AIG-insured homes threatened by California wildfires.

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Crude World

Peter Maass, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, explains the consequences of our addiction to oil. In Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, he presents the problems oil has created around the world, from Saudi Arabia to Venezuela to Guatemala and Nigeria.

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Juliet, Naked

Bestselling author Nick Hornby talks about his latest novel, Juliet, Naked. It's about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one's promise.

Event: Nick Hornby will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, September 29th, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
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Results from the German Elections

We'll look at the results of yesterday’s federal elections in Germany with John Peet, European editor for the Economist. Find out what the major issues in the campaign were, what role the economy played in the campaign, and who ran to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel. Plus, a look at what ...

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AIG’s Private Firefighters

Journalist McKenzie Funk reports on AIG’s use of private firefighters who fight only the fires that menace AIG-insured houses. More severe wildfire seasons have made it possible for insurance companies to hedge, dilute, distribute, and disperse additional risk, allowing companies like AIG to expand rapidly. His article, "Too Big to ...

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