A Divide for Democrats?; HS Admissions; China and Haiyan; Wilco’s Nels Cline

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pundits point to a growing divide within the GOP. Noam Scheiber of The New Republic talks about the big changes going on within the Democratic party as well, which he describes in his profile of Elizabeth Warren. Plus: what you need to know about the public high school admissions process and how to choose the right school; why China is helping the Philippines so little; economist Padma Desai talks about growing up in rural India; and Nels Cline of Wilco talks about music education.

China Aid to Philippines

China has promised $1.6million in aid to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (this after receiving criticism for their initial pledge of only $200,000). Jane Perlez, chief diplomatic correspondent in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times, discusses the effort on the part of China and what it means about their role in the region and as a global superpower.

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Only in NYC: High School Selection Scramble

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and discusses the school evaluation reports released yesterday.

Then, Clara Hemphill, senior editor at at The New School, offers guidance for students and parents deep in the public high school admissions process, with the deadline just after the holiday.


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Checking in on the Yellen Hearing

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC News, talks about this morning's confirmation hearing for Janet Yellen, nominated to head the Federal Reserve.

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Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats' Divide

In his profile of Elizabeth Warren, Noam Scheiber, senior editor at The New Republic, argues that there are big changes taking place within the Democratic party, particularly an emerging anti-corporate strain. But is it really on the verge of a split?

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An Economist's Memoir

Padma Desai, professor of comparative economic systems and director of the Center for Transition Economies at Columbia University talks about her book, Breaking Out: An Indian Woman's American Journey (The MIT Press, 2013) and discusses growing up in rural India and moving to the U.S. on a scholarship.


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Wilco's Nels Cline Wants You to Play Guitar

Nels Cline, guitarist for the band Wilco, talks about his work with Guitar Mash and the need for music education in schools.

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