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20 October 2014

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and James Poulos (Forbes, Free Radicals, The Daily Beast)

Conor and James kick things off by discussing the Republican primary, and hoping their home state of California will matter for the first time in memory. Weighing in on the Rush Limbaugh controversy, Conor posits that the radio host is losing advertisers because he attacked a class of people that is larger than his usual targets. Conor suggests an alternative argument that the right might marshal against birth control subsidies. James argues that Americans need to educate children in a more holistic way that affords them the ability to cultivate and appreciate down time. Shifting gears, he explains how Napoleon’s legacy is relevant to the future of Europe. And they close by pondering a modern techno-dilemma: If waiters are replaced by iPads, have we lost an important part of our culture?

 

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The Wright Show

Is China’s economy about to collapse?

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Is Europe’s? And what would that mean for US markets? Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster, explains.   Play entire video

The Posner Show

How the Church came to oppose contraception

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Sarah Posner talks to Patricia Miller about how Catholic teaching on contraception became stricter than ever under Pope John Paul II. Plus: Whose Catholic Church will it be?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss talk about how control of the Senate may not be decided until January. Plus: Gay Republican embroiled in sexual harassment scandal.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Do Republicans do better when Americans are afraid?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider. Plus: The strange saga of Charlie Crist’s portable fan.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Putin’s savvy restriction of food imports

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Russian democracy activist Alexey Sidorenko describes how Vladimir Putin is using European Union sanctions to his advantage. Plus: Scenes from a Russian anti-war march.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

The problem with political science

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Robert Farley and Tom Nichols critique the modern political science department. Plus: What if Obama had struck Syria in 2013?   Play entire video

Worldwise

Why Turkey’s president turned against his old pal Assad

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Soli Ozel, speaking from Istanbul, explains the enmity between President Erdogan and the Syrian leader. Plus: Why isn’t Turkey saving Kobani?   Play entire video

The Posner Show

What evangelicals mean by “compassion”

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Sarah Posner talks to Lydia Bean, author of The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Plus: Evangelicals for socialized medicine.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Will scandal bring down Hong Kong’s leader?

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From Hong Kong, Christopher Beam discusses the newly precarious position of the island’s chief executive. Plus: Can Hong Kong’s protests win over its people?   Play entire video

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Shifting identities in Korea

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Steven Denney and Adam Cathcart discuss the diminishing ethnic bond between North and South Koreans. Plus: What happened to Kim Jong-un?   Play entire video