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Fashion, Fast and Slow

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Whether or not you're a person who cares about fashion, how and where our clothes are made has environment, social, and economic consequences. The global garment industry is a trillion dollar business, that employs millions of people. Elizabeth Cline is an advocate for so-called "slow fashion."

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The Takeaway

An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Books That Changed My Mind: Globalism

Monday, December 08, 2014

In the latest installment of our "books that changed your mind" series, New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman discusses his exploration of globalism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Will The World Look Like In 2030?

Friday, September 19, 2014

 A former analyst for the National Intelligence Council explains what global trends -- like the growth of the middle class -- will mean for stability worldwide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Shipping Containers and How Cargo Moves around the World

Friday, February 07, 2014

Container shipping began 50 years ago and developed into a huge industry that has made the boom in global trade possible. Marc Levinson, author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, tells us how cargo moves around the works, and looks at the sweeping economic consequences containerization brought about.

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WNYC News

New York Will Be Top Competitive City in the World in 2025, Report Says

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New York will be the most competitive city in the world in 2025 according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that was sponsored by Citigroup.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Thatcher legacy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Power: Not What It Used to Be

Monday, April 08, 2013

El Pais columnist Moisés Naím tells Brian Lehrer why he thinks power is "decaying" today, both for nations and businesses.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World's a Stage

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds talk about the new Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Music executive Tommy Mottola tells how he became the hitmaking producer of Gloria Estephan, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Plus, find out what the rising global middle class means for diplomacy in the 21st century.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Gore Looks Toward the Future

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore tells Leonard Lopate what will drive global change in the decades to come.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Bitter Seeds”

Friday, June 22, 2012

Director Micha X. Peled, discusses his documentary “Bitter Seeds,” about an epidemic of farmer suicides in India. In 2004 an American company introduced its genetically modified seeds to the Indian market, promising higher yields. But the seeds require expensive pesticides and chemical fertilizers and are sterile, so new seeds have to be every year, which is costly for farmers with already meager incomes. “Bitter Seeds” is being shown as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater.

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The Takeaway

Controversy Over Northwest Coal

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Northwest has long been a major source of exports. Timber and paper once dominated the Northwest market; these days, it's all about coal. Demand for coal has dropped in the United States, but the clamor for coal in Asia's growing markets has American companies lobbying for controversial coal terminals along the train tracks in Washington and Oregon to transport coal mined in Montana. Explaining this coal controversy is Ashley Ahearn, an environmental reporter for KUOW in Seattle, and a contributor to their "Coal in the Northwest" series.

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WNYC News

New York Is World's Most Competitive City: Report

Monday, March 12, 2012

New York is the most competitive city in the world, according to a new index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Globalization's Effect on NY and NYC

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

President of the SUNY Levin Institute Garrick Utley examines the impact of globalization on New York and New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New India

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ever wonder what it's like to work at a call center in Delhi? Hear Siddhartha Deb, creative writing teacher at the New School and journalist, who went undercover at just such a place, discuss his study of post-globalization India in the book, The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.

EVENT: Siddhartha Deb will be at the Barnes & Nobles in Tribeca on Warren Street at 6 p.m. tonight.

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The Takeaway

'That Used to Be Us': Staging America's Comeback

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tonight, President Obama will unveil his plan for creating more jobs in America. Obama returned from summer vacation to the dismal news that the country gained no new jobs in August. Unemployment continues to hover around nine percent and it is likely to stay that way through 2012. While the U.S. faces a slow economic decline, countries like China and India are on the rise. "It makes no sense for China to have better rail systems than us, and Singapore having better airports than us," the president noted in his speech following the 2010 midterm elections. "And we just learned that China now has the fastest supercomputer on Earth — that used to be us."

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Features

The Medium is the Massage: Celebrating Marshall McLuhan's Legacy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Long before Facebook friends, RSS feeds and online shopping became part of everyday lingo, the Canadian media guru Marshall McLuhan studied the development of mass communication and the effects it would have on America's social landscape.

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The Takeaway

'Aerotropolis': The City of the Future?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

In the 2009 movie "Up in the Air" Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney, tells viewers that "all the things you probably hate about traveling are warm reminders that I am home." Bingham and his colleagues built their lives around air travel. "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next," argues that the cities of the future must do the same.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

21st Century Power

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of The Future of Powerexplains why he believes that technology and information flows shape today's balance of global power.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anand Giridharadas on India Calling

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Anand Giridharadas discusses what it was like to return to the land of his ancestors amid an unlikely economic boom. In India Calling: An intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, Giridharadas profiles the entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and Indian families who are responding to this economic upheaval.

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