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The Brian Lehrer Show

Conrad Black: U.S. Leadership

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Conrad Black, chairman of the Telegraph newspapers in Britain from 1987 to 2003, founder of the National Post in Canada, and author of Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership (Encounter Books, 2013), talks about the strategic leaders and decisions that led to the rise of the United States as a world "superpower."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Recycling Expands; NYU-China Relations; NJ Senate Candidate Alieta Eck

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NYC Deputy Mayor of Operations Cas Holloway and the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability Ron Gonen talk about the city’s plans for food composting. Plus: NYU law professor Jerome Cohen on the status of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng’s position at the school; Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices Online and director of the MIT Center for Civic Media explains why digital inter-connectedness isn’t necessarily translating into human connections; media mogul Conrad Black on the rise of the U.S. as a world superpower; and New Jersey republican senate candidate Dr. Alieta Eck

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The Takeaway

'Kick Ass' Creator on Watching his Characters on the Big Screen

Friday, April 16, 2010

We talk with John Romita, Jr., co-creator of the "Kick-Ass" comic book series, and regular illustrator on "Daredevil," "Iron Man," "Wolverine," and "Spider Man." Romita tells us how it feels to see his characters make the transition from print to screen; what it was like producing "Kick-Ass" and directing its animated flashback scene; and why fans seem to identify so strongly with the self-made superheroes Hit-Girl, Red Mist, Big Daddy, and, of course, Kick-Ass.

And we want to know, If you could be any super hero, who would it be?

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The Takeaway

Surviving Without the Internet in South Korea

Monday, March 08, 2010

Could you live without the internet for a whole week? No email. No Facebook. No TheTakeaway.org. If that thought fills you with horror then you'll feel for two families in South Korea—the “most wired” nation in the world, with the fastest broadband speeds and the highest percentage of its population online. As part of the BBC’s “Superpower” season, which is looking at how the Internet has changed the world, these two families were asked to cut themselves off from the Internet for a whole week.

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