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Friday February 23, 2007

Sending Troops Back To Iraq

The Pentagon plans to send 14 thousand more National Guard units to Iraq to meet the demands of President Bush’s troop surge. We talk with Major General R. Martin Umbarger and Lt. Colonel Tim Thombleson about their units readiness

Diamonds On The Red Carpet

The film “Blood Diamond” is in the running for a “best picture” academy award. But what role will diamonds will play on the red carpet on Oscar night? We talk with Hitha Prabhakar who follows the diamond industry for Forbes.com and Corinna Gilfillan of Global Witness.

Another Cold War?

Is there another cold war brewing between the United States and Russia, or are the barbs traded between the two nations this week over U.S. plans to deploy elements of a national missile defense system in former Soviet satellites in Europe. Is it all just a lot of posturing?

A Beaver Returns To New York

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and now a beaver swims in the Bronx. We talk with Bronx democratic Congressman Jose Serrano about the citing of a wild beaver in New York City for the first time since the 1800’s.

Adapting Little Children to the big screen

The film “Little Children” is up for three Oscars on Sunday, including best adapted screenplay. We talk with nominee Tom Perrotta about the process of turning his book about the dark side of suburbia into a movie

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 20 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.