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Greg Marx (Columbia Journalism Review) and Gordon Witkin (The Center for Public Integrity)

On Democracy in America, Greg talks to Gordon about transparency and accountability in government. Gordon explains why New Jersey got high marks just before Gov. Christie’s bridge scandal. Greg asks why special interests are sending more money to Montana, of all places. Is all this outside money shifting politics to the left or the right? Is the Supreme Court making it harder to report on campaign finance? They close by considering how many races are determined by outside money.

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Recorded:Apr 9    Posted:Apr 13, 2014
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Democracy in America | Apr 13, 2014 | Greg Marx & Gordon Witkin

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The Dam Breaks in Ukraine

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the crowded GOP primary, Trump’s indictment, Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Timothy Snyder’s Ukraine analysis, Tucker’s new Twitter show, and more.

The Glenn Show

How did MLK become MLK?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the historical circumstances that led to Martin Luther King’s rise in the Civil Rights Movement.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Ukraine and the Western Media

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Robert Wright talks to Branko Marcetic about Kyiv’s offensive, the western media’s coverage of the war, and whether the US could have prevented the war.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The New World Disorder

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Robert Wright and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discuss Iran-Saudi Arabia, Israel-Palestine, Russia-Ukraine, and other geopolitical conundrums.

The Glenn Show

Does African American history need African American studies?

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Glenn Loury speaks with education activist Charles Love and Florida public high school teacher Donique Rolle about African American history in the classroom.

The DMZ

Who Won The Debt Ceiling Deal?

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Who came out ahead in the debt limit deal? Biden? McCarthy? Both? Neither? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Is it time for an AI-safety Manhattan Project?

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Samuel Hammond of the Foundation for American Innovation explains his ambitious plan to Robert Wright.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

DeSantis’s and Ukraine’s Incursions

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss worrisome Ukraine war developments, Putin’s chances of going nuclear, DeSantis’s bumpy declaration, the debt ceiling fight, and more!

The Glenn Show

The Jordan Neely problem

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the killing of Jordan Neely on the New York City subway and the sometimes alarming nature of encounters with the homeless and mentally ill.

The DMZ

It’s Ron DeSantis Day!

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis go deep on DeSantis: Did he miss his moment? Is his gubernatorial record all that good? And why he is spending so much time with Elon Musk?