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Leonard Lopate - The Big Picture

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New York, NY

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

The Leonard Lopate Show's 2010 eight-week series looking at important issues in the federal election: from immigration, to the economy, to the environment.

Language:

English

Contact:

WNYC Radio PO Box 1550 New York, NY 10116-1550 646-829-3985


Episodes

The Big Picture: Jill Lepore and Matt Taibbi

11/3/2010
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For the final installment of our election series The Big Picture, contributing editor for Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore discuss the results of Election Day—what happened at the polls, who won and who lost, and the state of the country. Taibbi’s new bookGriftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America, unravels the story of financial crisis. Lepore’s new book The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the...

Duration: 00:33:24


The Big Picture: Midterms and the World

10/28/2010
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James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, and Ryan Avent, online economics editor for The Economist, look at how then U.S. midterms are playing around the world and at how the election could affect a number of global policy concerns: from the debate over China’s valuation of its currency, to EU austerity measures, to the prospects for an arms reduction treaty with Russia.

Duration: 00:21:03


The Big Picture: Incumbents

10/26/2010
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Our election series The Big Picture takes a look at the incumbents running for re-election and why many of them may be at risk of losing their seats. Nate Silver, of the New York Times' blog FiveThirtyEight, joins us to discuss some of the most heated races in the nation.

Duration: 00:21:25


The Big Picture: The Environment

10/5/2010
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The 2010 midterms are heating up, but none of the candidates seem to be talking about global warming. For the latest installment of The Big Picture, New York Times columnist Andy Revkin joins us to talk about why climate change and the environment are MIA in this election, along with Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent. His article “As The World Burns” can be found in the most recent issue of the magazine.

Duration: 00:26:19


The Big Picture: The Stimulus

9/28/2010
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For this week’s edition of The Big Picture, Michael Grunwald, Senior Correspondent for Time magazine, discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009—the stimulus bill—which Republicans have called 'too much government spending' and 'not enough' by many Democrats. He’ll explain what the stimulus bill called for, where funds have gone, and how effective it has been in boosting the economy and creating jobs.

Duration: 00:20:49