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sachs on npr April 10, 2008

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from forum, on npr:

Jeffrey Sachs may be the only economics professor who has his own MTV video — documenting his trip to Africa with Angelina Jolie — and he continues to be a leading voice promoting solutions to global poverty and environmental crises. He joins us to talk about his book, “Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.” Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals.

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nice work if you can get it March 23, 2008

Posted by KG in arts/culture, immigration, international, interviews, media, news, politics, radio.
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i found act 4 pretty moving…

3/21/08 this american life:

Act Four. Just One Thing Missing.

Reporter Douglas McGray interviews a college student in California with good grades, an excellent work ethic, but no possible way to get a legal job. She’s lived in the U.S. since she was little, but her parents are undocumented; and she is, too. Most of her friends and teachers don’t even know. Douglas McGray is a fellow at the New America Foundation.

steven pinker on npr January 29, 2008

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discussing his nytimes magazine article, “the moral instinct,” on talk of the nation.

30min segment

35 years of what exactly? January 27, 2008

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npr: tracing hillary clinton’s ’35 years’ of experience (5min 40sec)

Goldenberg says it’s difficult to see how Clinton calculates her 35 years of public service, since her fulltime job for many years was working for a corporate law firm in Arkansas.

From 1977 to 1993 — with intermittent breaks to campaign for her husband and after the birth of her daughter, Chelsea — Clinton worked at Arkansas’ largest law firm, the Rose Law Firm, where she was also its first female partner.

npr: “establishing a hip hop canon” November 15, 2007

Posted by KG in arts/culture, hip-hop, history, interviews, media, misc, music, news, race.
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listen to “establishing a hip hop canon” (32:17)

“After three decades, hip hop is more segmented than ever, by both regional styles (East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South) and in stylistic terms (Gangsta rap, conscious hip-hop, “alternative” rap). From these many parts a canon is emerging and today we debate its meaning. Joining us is Mark Anthony Neal, associate professor of Black Popular Culture at Duke University; and Brian Coleman, author of Check the Technique.”