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Glenn Loury (Manhattan InstituteBrown University) and Harold Pollack (University of Chicago, The Century Foundation)

Harold Pollack joins Glenn for a discussion of social policy. Newt Gingrich’s proposal to employ poor kids as janitors is discussed, and Harold stresses the importance of social skills for poor kids by citing evidence from his work in Chicago. Glenn reminisces about growing up on Chicago’s South Side, and Harold expresses alarm at how the economic crisis has devastated the black middle class there. Harold and Glenn also talk about Mitt Romney’s concern for the poor, or lack thereof.

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The Glenn Show | Feb 6, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Biden’s Border Disorder

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Bob Menendez’s corruption indictment, the issue that could sink Trump’s campaign, the mystery of America’s open border, the state of Ukraine’s international support, and more.

The Glenn Show

Is the “Spirit” of Affirmative Action Dead?

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Is it possible to implement a fairer version of affirmative action without jettisoning race from the process entirely? Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and literary scholar Tyler Austin Harper debate the question.

The DMZ

Lowered Standards

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What does Rep. Boebert’s groping, the end of the Senate dress code, Kristi Noem’s alleged affair, and VA state legislative candidate Susanna Gibson’s online sex side hustle have in common? Maybe nothing? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

The DMZ

Shutdowns and Impeachments

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Is Speaker McCarthy steering the government towards shutdown or is there a method to his madness? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Biden’s Bandwidth Problems

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Walter Isaacson’s Elon-Ukraine walk-back, Biden replacement theories, Romney’s retirement, Ukraine war developments, and more.

The Glenn Show

Does Title IX protect trans people?

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Glenn Loury and political scientist Shep Melnick discuss attempts to use old civil rights law to protect new identity categories.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

A People-Centered View of Russia-Ukraine

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Robert Wright and feminist activist Almut Rochowanski discuss the war’s causes and consequences.

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Biden Bets on Ukraine

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus also discuss Americans’ economic pessimism, punishments for January 6 rioters, why Russia may be ready for peace talks, and more.

The Glenn Show

Should we listen to election deniers?

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Glenn and John debate Glenn’s decision to record an episode with political scientist Carol Swain, who claims that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump.