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30 August 2015

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John talk about the racial politics of the George Zimmerman trial. John offers a thought experiment to people who want Zimmerman behind bars. Glenn says that no matter the verdict, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy and an outrage. Then, they remember the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident from 2009. Finally, Glenn and John discuss the future of affirmative action after the recent Supreme Court decision.

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Recorded:Jul 12    Posted:Jul 13, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jul 13, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

MeaningofLife.tv

Theology via drug trip

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John Horgan describes how an intense psychedelic experience affected his view of reality.

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The legacy of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian”

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Massimo Pigliucci describes the personal impact of the philosopher’s famous defense of atheism.

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The pettiness of homicide

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Glenn Loury speaks with Jill Leovy, author of the book Ghettoside, about what causes high murder rates.

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Confronting grief and loss in the humanist tradition

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Michael Price speaks with Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard. Plus: A humanist’s perspective on the meaning of life.

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Is Russ Feingold coming back to the Senate?

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Betsy Woodruff and Jessie Opoien preview the Wisconsin race, a rematch of 2010. Plus: What it now means to be conservative on immigration.

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The psychology behind “Benghazi fever”

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Paul Glastris lays out his theory of why the 2012 consulate attack continues to resonate on the right. Plus: The progressive case for President Trump.

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What economists know about the minimum wage

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Glenn Loury speaks with David Neumark, who critiques writers like Paul Krugman. Plus: Do workers earn what they’re worth?

MeaningofLife.tv

What the Koran says about the salvation of non-Muslims

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Robert Wright speaks with Muslim theologian Jerusha Lamptey. Plus: A path toward Islam.

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Do “core memories” exist?

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Psychologist Dacher Keltner, an adviser on the Pixar movie Inside Out, discusses the science of memory and emotion. Plus: Finding the positive in negative emotions.

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The Wright Show

Does AIPAC really want to win the fight against the Iran deal?

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Robert Wright and Stephen Walt wonder whether the lobby might do better to put up a good fight and lose. Plus: What some Iran deal opponents fear more than a nuclear Iran.