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Monday, October 25, 2010

Political ads seem to be getting more and more bizarre.  Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, the co-hosts of NPR's On the Media, have a new web-series where they break down the strangest political ads of the election season.  Plus, the Thirty Issues in Thirty Days series takes a look at the role that climate change solutions will play in the midterm elections; Barbara Ehrenreich on why America is too optimistic; the state of (no longer so) young radical Americans; and more global English.

MST2010 Political Ads

Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, co-hosts of NPR's "On the Media," analyze this year's bumper crop of bizarre campaign ads.

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30 Issues: Climate Change

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, talks about the failure of climate change legislation this year and where it stands in the current political debate. 

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Going Negative

Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist, activist and author of Nickel and Dimed and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, discusses the current mood in the country and what she sees as an unwarranted obsession with optimism.

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My Generation

William Upski Wimsatt, hip hop and graffiti writer, founder of the League of Young Voters and the author of Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement,  talks about the state of (no longer so) young radical Americans.

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Global English: Made in New York

Leslie Dunton-Downer, author The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World, joins us again to explore some of the words and phrases from other languages picked up by the world's current lingua franca.

We want your suggestions! Nominate a word from another language that should be a part of "global English" here.

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