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Soundcheck

The State of American Music Is ________.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. -- U.S. Constitution

You're the President. The state of American music is ______. 

Before President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, join Soundcheck at 8 p.m. Eastern for a live call-in special about "The State of American Music." We'll talk with hip-hop writer Dream Hampton, indie musician Amanda Palmer, record executive and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards and author Steve Almond.

And, we ask our listeners to call in and share their thoughts about the state of our nation's music today. 

Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Live in Washington, D.C. Gabfest

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's second inaugural, filibuster reform and social media policy in the workplace. Plus, a special audience Q&A.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Elitist and Hypocrite Gabfest

Friday, January 18, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The likelihood of gun control, the suicide of Aaron Swartz and an inauguration preview.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

It Worked in Theory: Richard Nixon on Strategy in South Vietnam, 1966

Friday, November 30, 2012

WNYC

Richard M. Nixon chooses this 1966 appearance at the Overseas Press Club to lay out his position on Vietnam, but not before amiably ribbing Democrats and the press.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Making Connections

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Historian Douglas Brinkley explains what precedent there is for President Obama’s second term, and reflects on post-Katrina lessons applicable to the post-Sandy recovery here. Plus: how disasters create communities and what it means for climate change activists; Slate’s Sasha Issenberg looks back at how the Obama campaign used data to win the election; an on-the-ground look at the Long Island communities of Long Beach and Oceanside.

The Takeaway

For the Love of Lincoln

Friday, November 09, 2012

With the new Steven Spielberg biopic "Lincoln," Louis CK’s Abe Lincoln parody for Saturday Night Live, the big budget summer release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," lots of new Lincoln books, and the 150th anniversary of the civil war, it seems the 16th president is hotter than ever. Is he? Or has he always been on fire? James Cornelius, a museum curator, and Maira Kalman, an author, explain.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The 72 Percent White Gabfest

Friday, November 09, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: An election post mortem, marriage equality and an ounce of the kine bud in Colorado.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Chris Christie Is My Co-Pilot Gabfest

Friday, November 02, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Sandy and the race, the race after Sandy and the Nate Silver backlash.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The God Intended This Gabfest to Happen Gabfest

Friday, October 26, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Ployz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest William Saletan. This week: The Campaign 2012 homestretch, the Republicans' continuing "rape" problem and the Castle Doctrine.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Binders and Binders and Binders Gabfest

Friday, October 19, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Town Hall Brawl: Did Obama successfully neutralize lingering questions about Libya and did Romney lose points among the many binders full of women?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Barcalounger Gabfest

Friday, October 12, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest Jacob Weisberg. This week: Biden/Ryan debate, Romney bounces back and SCOTUS revisits affirmative action.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Media Is Skewing the Polls Gabfest

Friday, September 28, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Has Romney imploded? Is the media gunning for Obama? Is the Senate up for grabs?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Moochers, Beggars and Parasites Gabfest

Friday, September 21, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Romney fingers freeloaders, author Sasha Issenberg explains The Victory Lab and SCOTUS officiates gay marriage.

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The Takeaway

How the Romney-Ryan Ticket Can Pull Ahead by November

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We’re less than two months away from the day when we elect our next president of the United States and as things currently stand, President Obama holds a slight lead in the polls. In order to pull ahead, what will the Romney-Ryan ticket have to do?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

After the conventions: the race for the White House

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After the conventions: the race for the White House

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The David Plotz Dream Come True Gabfest

Friday, August 17, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest Dave Weigel. This week: Republican VP pick Paul Ryan, Fareed Zakaria's sins of omission and progressive rock

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A contentious running mate

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A contentious running mate

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Ode to Nixon Gabfest

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon and her special guests from Yale, Beverly Gage and Anthony Leiserowitz. This week: Mitt Romney’s tax plan, climate change in the U.S., and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Another Boring White Guy Gabfest

Friday, July 20, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest from the Presidential race, the Republican Vice Presidential Sweepstakes, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

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