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Cyber War

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A cyber attack could wreak havoc on our national security.

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Red Alert

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On today’s show, former Presidential Advisor and counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke discusses the threat posed to the United States by cyber-warfare. Then, Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, discusses his family’s journey from the south side of Chicago to the Ivy League and beyond. Also, Jennifer Gilmore talks about her novel, ...

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WNYC News

NJ Voters Reject Majority of Proposed School Budgets

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For the first time in 34 years, New Jersey voters have rejected a majority of school budgets. According to unofficial results, voters turned down 260 of 479 budgets in 19 counties in yesterday's elections, which were particularly contentious this year.

Under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed state ...

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Emerald Cities

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Author and urban planner Joan Fitzgerald, and Dan Miner, chair of Sierra Club NYC, look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, more sustainable forms of economic development, and looks at the role of state and national government policy in helping cities create clean technology growth. ...

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In the Neighborhood

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim talks about his quest to meet his neighbors and find a sense of community on his street suburban Rochester, NY. In In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time, Lovenheim takes readers inside the homes, hearts, ...

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Parrot and Olivier in America

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two-time winner of the Booker Prize, Peter Carey, discusses his latest novel, Parrot and Olivier in America. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Olivier, the traumatized child of aristocrats who survived the French Revolution, and Parrot, the son of an English printer, who travel to America ...

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Bounce

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Matthew Syed, columnist for The Times of London and a commentator for the BBC, explores our competitive nature. He explains why some people thrive under pressure while others choke and considers the value of innate talent versus practice, hard work, and will. His book Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, ...

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Chemical Regulation

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and founder and president of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., discusses the European Union's adopting new labeling and information systems and requirements for industry testing of chemicals before they’re used in consumer products. She'll look at why U.S. manufacturers resist chemical testing and provide such ...

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Chemical Reaction

Monday, April 19, 2010

On today’s show, industrial hygienist Monona Rossol explains why the European Union is more stringent than the United States when it comes to regulating chemicals in everyday products. Then, Mark Kurlansky talks about how baseball changed one town in the Dominican Republic. Also, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro discusses why so ...

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WNYC News

Shrinking Housing Subsidies for the Homeless Raise Questions

Monday, April 19, 2010

Housing subsidies for homeless families are about to get less generous. Homeless advocates are skeptical about the change and so are brokers who rent apartments to low-income families. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has more.

REPORTER: Right now the city covers most of the rent for homeless families ...

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Yemen

Friday, April 16, 2010

Victoria Clark, former correspondent and Moscow bureau chief for the Observer, discusses Yemen. The poorest state in the Arab world, it’s still dominated by its tribal makeup and, due to its instability, has become a perfect breeding ground for insurgent and terrorist movements. In Yemen: Dancing on the Heads ...

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Backstory: Post Soviet Poland

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We’ll take a look at how Poland has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union—and at the fallout from last week’s tragic plane crash—on today’s Backstory segment. We’ll be joined by Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University and a Poland expert. Mr. Snyder ...

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Undereported: Brazil, Biofuels, and Deforrestation

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Plant-derived ethanol has long been touted as a green alternative to regular gasoline for cars. Since the 1970s, Brazil has embraced ethanol derived from sugar cane and lavished the sugar industry with government subsidies, making the biofuel cheap and plentiful. Today, 90% of new cars sold in Brazil can run ...

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A Thousand Sisters

Thursday, April 15, 2010

One afternoon in 2005 Lisa Shannon saw an episode of Oprah on women in Congo and the atrocities happening there, and it changed her life. She describes how she felt called to action, and how she began raising money to sponsor Congolese women and founded a national organization, Run for ...

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Have You Heard from Johannesburg

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Director Connie Field and anti-apartheid activist Adwoa Dunn-Mouton discuss “Have You Heard from Johannesburg,” Field's seven-film documentary on the worldwide movement to abolish South Africa’s racist system of Apartheid. “Have You Heard from Johannesburg” is playing at Film Forum April 14-27. More information, schedule, and tickets here.

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Stories from Africa and around the World

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll speak with the filmmaker Connie Field and anti-apartheid activist Adwoa Dunn-Mouton, about the new documentary “Have You Heard from Johannesburg,” a chronicle of the worldwide movement of ordinary people to defeat apartheid in South Africa. And Lisa Shannon talks about her decision to give up a ...

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Murder City

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ciudad Juárez sits across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Once a thriving border town, it now has a murder rate that exceeds that of Baghdad—in 2009 more than 1,986 people were killed in Juarez. Charles Bowden, one of the few journalists who’s spent extended periods of time in ...

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My Life Behind the...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On today’s show, Charles Bowden talks about the troubled border town Juarez, Mexico, which has a higher murder rate than Baghdad. Then, Mitzi Gaynor describes what she calls her life behind the sequins! Also, the new rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is now playing at the Public Theater to ...

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The Pacific

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hugh Ambrose tells the story of the intertwined lives of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. His book The Pacific, companion to the HBO miniseries, the real-life stories of men who fought in the Pacific--from Bataan, Midway, and Guadalcanal to Peleliu, Iwo ...

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Overcoming Speechlessness

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Alice Walker talks about her trips to Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali, and to the Gaza Strip. In Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel, she bears witness to cruelty she saw, and presents ...

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