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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss how they spent their spring breaks away from campus. John reviews his trip to Germany for a conference on creole languages. Glenn gives a report on his journey to Australia, where he discussed incarceration and social policy with academics and government officials. The two complain about the trouble with talkative but boring seatmates on long flights. Glenn discusses the fiction of Yoko Ogawa and Junot Diaz. John recalls his years at Rutgers, and reports on his experience in California giving a TED Talk.

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The Glenn Show | Mar 30, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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