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Friday, July 30, 2010

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

The Obama agenda is taking heat from the far left almost as much as the far right. Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter and Katrina vanden Heuvel, of The Nation discuss the anger on both sides. Plus, what it means to be a business-leader in tough economic times; NYU’s Clay Shirky on how the internet is changing the way we think; the mythology of the “strong black woman”; and why your office chair is killing you.

Obama's Left, Right and Center

Jonathan Alter, Newsweek columnist, MSNBC contributor, and the author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, talk about the Obama agenda, the angry left and right, and the coming midterm elections.

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Starting Up: Entrepreneurship Panel

Our entrepreneurship panel discusses what it means to be a business-leader in tough economic times and how to succeed in different parts of New York.  Guests include: Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; Dr. Andre Fenton, neuroscientist and president of the Bio-Signal Group at SUNY/Downstate Medical Center’s biotech incubator in Brooklyn; Leni Calas, editor and publisher of the blog QueensMamas.comGerdie Rene, owner of Sankofa Salon in Cambria Heights, Queens; owner of Brooklyn-based Otte Gear, Todd Fairbairn; Keavy Landreth, owner of Kumquat Cupcakery in Brooklyn; Celine Legros, owner & maker of miniature pastries at Les Canelés de Céline, now using WHEDCo's Bronx kitchen incubator; K.Y. Chow, president of Grand Meridian Printing in Long Island City; Jessamyn Waldman, executive director of the Hot Bread Kitchen in Long Island City; Rob Kalin, CEO of Brooklyn-based Etsy, with Etsy top-seller Alyssa Zygmunt of Brooklyn Rehaband Puneet Mehta, the co-founder (with Sonpreet Bhatia and Archana Patchirajan) of MyCityWay in Manhattan.

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Cognitive Surplus

Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, discusses how the internet is changing how we think and collaborate.

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Fierce Angels

Dr. Sheri Parks, associate professor in the American Studies department at the University of Maryland and author of Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture, discusses the mythology of the "strong black woman" in both black and mainstream culture in the United States.

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You'd Better Stand Up

Journalist Arianne Cohen talks about the research behind her Businessweek article, "Your Office Chair is Killing You."

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