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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Proposition 19 in California could make marijuana legal in that state.  In this week’s Wonk Wars debate: Should marijuana be legal, regulated, and taxed? Plus: New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman and his run for New York State Attorney General on the Democratic ticket; more from Dante Chinni and Our Patchwork Nation; a conversation about moral revolutions; and more global English. 

30 Issues: Attorney General (continued)

Eric Schneiderman, NY state senator and candidate for NYS Attorney General, talks about whether or not there is a Democratic way and a Republican way to be Attorney General.

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30 Issues: Marijuana

David Evans, special adviser to the Drug Free America Foundation, and Gabriel Sayegh, New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, discuss Proposition 19 in California and whether marijuana should be legal, regulated, and taxed. 

»» Join the conversation already in progress at It's A Free Country

Made of Honor

Kwame Anthony Appiah, PEN American Center president, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, and author of The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, talks about his new book and what drives moral progress.

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Patchwork Nation

Each week in October, Dante Chinni, project director of Patchwork Nation and author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America, reviews the way Americans group themselves into categories like "Boom Towns," "Tractor Communities," and "Monied Burbs."

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Global English: Opportunity

The world's current lingua franca picks up words and phrases from other languages and sends them back again.  Leslie Dunton-Downer, author of The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World, explores some of these.

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

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 10/27/10

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 10/27/10.

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm

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