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Sen. Rand Paul – Ferguson, Race Relations and the G.O.P.

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Sen. Rand Paul

10/17/14

Earlier this week, more than 1,000 protestors gathered for what was billed as Ferguson October in response to the shooting death of a Black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who made headlines shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown when he denounced the militarized response to the protests there, met with Ferguson community leaders last week and joins us to discuss his visit.

Nicholas Kristof – “When Whites Just Don’t Get It”

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Nicholas Kristof

10/17/14

Columnist Nicholas Kristof of “The New York Times” has a knack for depicting all aspects of the human experience. He shows the power of individual altruism in his new book, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity”, co-authored by his wife and fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, Sheryl WuDunn. And, in a recent series of columns under the provocative headline, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It”, he laid bare the inequality that arises from turning a blind eye to racism. Kristof joins us to talk about the reactions to his book and his columns.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. – “White Poverty Exists, Ignored”

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Leonard Pitts, Jr.

10/17/14

Contrary to common belief, the majority of Americans living in poverty are white. Leonard Pitts, Jr., a columnist for the “Miami Herald”, traveled to the heart of Appalachia to write a profile of a largely white area where people have been trapped in poverty for generations. He joins us to discuss his article, “White Poverty Exists, Ignored”.

Friday, October 17 – Friday, October 24

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Sen. Rand Paul

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Harry Shearer

Naomi Klein

Craig Collins

Nicholas Kristof

George Johnson

Father James Martin

Veronica Hauad

Carson Tate

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) made headlines when he denounced the militarized response to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Last week, Senator Paul went to Ferguson to meet with community leaders. He joins us to discuss his visit.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of “The New York Times” shows the power of individual altruism in “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity”. He joins us to discuss the new book and his recent series of “Times” columns under the provocative headline, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It”.

Stereotypes surrounding people of color to the contrary, the majority of Americans living in poverty are white. Leonard Pitts, Jr., a columnist for the “Miami Herald”, traveled to a largely white area in Appalachia where people have been trapped in poverty for generations. He joins us to discuss his article, “White Poverty Exists, Ignored”.

Sports commentator George Johnson comments on the Dallas Cowboys’ response to the arrest of running back Joseph Randle for shoplifting.

Harry Shearer is best known for voicing more than 180 characters for “The Simpsons”. Now he’s turned his talents to impersonating Richard Nixon in a new web series, “Nixon’s the One”, which recreates scenes based on actual White House recordings.

Catholic bishops released a preliminary report calling for a more accepting attitude towards gays, unmarried couples, and divorced parishioners.  Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large of the national Catholic magazine “America”, offers his assessment.

Journalist Naomi Klein discusses her book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, which argues that our economic system is spawning a catastrophe.

The University of Chicago recently announced a new initiative called No Barriers that focuses on recruiting low-income students. Veronica Hauad, senior associate director of admissions at the University, has details.

Craig Collins grew up around people who revered guns. His own attitudes changed after he accidentally shot himself when he was 13. He looks at America’s love affair with weapons in his new book, “Thunder in the Mountains: A Portrait of American Gun Culture”.

In this week’s “Five Things You Should Know About… ” segment, Carson Tate, founder of the management consulting firm Working Simply, shares tips on increasing your productivity.


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George Johnson

10/17/14

Sports commentator George Johnson comments on the Dallas Cowboys’ return to success on the field and the team’s response to the arrest of running back Joseph Randle for shoplifting.

Harry Shearer – “Nixon’s the One”

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Harry Shearer

10/17/14

Harry Shearer is best known for voicing more than 180 characters for “The Simpsons”, including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, and Ned Flanders. Now he’s turned his talents to impersonating Richard Nixon in a new web series, “Nixon’s the One”, which recreates scenes from Nixon’s presidency based on actual White House recordings.

Father James Martin – The Vatican Synod on Family

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Father James Martin

10/17/14

The Catholic Church took a dramatic shift in tone on family issues at an assembly of bishops at the Vatican this week. The bishops released a preliminary report calling for the Church to adopt a more accepting attitude toward gays, unmarried couples, and divorced parishioners. The document signals the potential for remarkable change within the Church. Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large of “America,” the national Catholic magazine, offers his assessment of the interim report.

Naomi Klein – “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”

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Naomi Klein

10/17/14

In her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, journalist Naomi Klein argues that the issue of global warming is not just about carbon emissions. It’s also about capitalism. She tells us why our economic system is digging us deeper into a climate catastrophe.

Veronica Hauad – University of Chicago Economic Diversity Initiative

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Veronica Hauad

10/17/14

The University of Chicago recently announced a new initiative called No Barriers that focuses on recruiting low-income students and providing support for them on campus. Veronica Hauad, senior associate director of admissions at the university, has details.

Craig Collins – “Thunder in the Mountains”

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Craig Collins

10/17/14

Craig Collins was raised in rural Nevada and California and grew up around people who revered guns. He handled weapons from childhood – and accidentally shot himself in the foot when he was 13. He looks at America’s love affair with weapons in his new book, “Thunder in the Mountains: A Portrait of American Gun Culture”. He joins to discuss his experiences.