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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Activist and Real World alum Kevin Powell wants to unseat incumbent congressman Ed Towns in Brooklyn's 10th district -- hear both candidates make their case before Tuesday's primary vote. Plus, Clarence Page on the intersection of Chicago and White House politics; higher education; and more Map Your Moves visualizations.

Will Rahm Run?

Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Newsday and other national publications, talks about the possibility of Rahm Emanuel running for mayor of Chicago and other political news.

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Rebuilding Ground Zero

New York Times reporter David Dunlap updates the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, nine years after the attacks.

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The Freshman Class: Ever-Rising College Costs

In our second installment of a new series about becoming a college student today, New York Times reporter Tamar Lewin addresses the ever-rising costs of higher education and how it's affecting the make-up of the student body.

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Meet the Candidates: New York's 10th U.S. Congressional District

Edolphus Towns, U.S. Congressman representing the 10th District in New York, and Kevin Powell, candidate for Congress, discuss their bid for NY's 10th Congressional District seat.

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The Big Uneasy

Harry Shearer, voice for many Simpson's characters and host of public radio's Le Show (airs Sundays at 7PM on AM 820), looks at the role of the federal government in the flooding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in his new documentary "The Big Uneasy." 

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Map Your Moves: Danny Sheehan and Craig Limbert

The Brian Lehrer Show asked you to participate in the Map Your Moves project by telling us where you moved from and to and why in the past 10 years. Over 1600 listeners participated. Then, we asked you designer-types to try to make that information beautiful in whatever visual way you wanted. We got really impressive submissions, so we have invited each of the designers on the show to talk about their work. Joining us today are Danny Sheehan and Craig Limbert. They'll discuss how they made the Map Your Moves information beautiful and what they learned in the process.

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