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

This week on The Glenn Show, John and Glenn talk about their personal and professional lives. Have professors abandoned engaging with the broader intellectual world? John announces his new position at Columbia University and Glenn explains why he so loves teaching at a place like Brown. John and Glenn make the case against political correctness in the classroom. John waxes eloquent about the joys and sorrows of fatherhood. Glenn relates his existential crisis in the wake of his wife’s recent death, and John gives him some sage advice.

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Recorded:Apr 23    Posted:Apr 24, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Apr 24, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Foreign Entanglements

Why Indonesia is burning boats

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Rob Farley and Natalie Sambhi explain the Indonesian president’s controversial policy.

The DMZ

Conservatives ♥ celebrities

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis use the controversy surrounding reality star Josh Duggar to consider conservatives’ infatuation with celebrities.

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

Science Faction

Why Americans pay for care they don’t need

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John Horgan and George Johnson discuss the healthcare system’s mixed-up incentives. Plus: A new hope for cancer therapy?

Woodruff & Strauss

The unusual politics of gay adoption

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

The DMZ

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

Rational Actors

“Due process has gone out the window”

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Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

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Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?