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Wonking Week: Dirty Laundry

6/7/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss political missteps and the norms of masculinity. In addition, Emily Badger looks into Meredith Attwell Baker and reforming the FCC. Wonking Week: Dirty Laundry On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Walls and Bridges

5/31/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, Emily Badger looks at perceptions in the Muslim world.Wonking Week: Walls and Bridges On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Get Your Motor Running

5/24/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss high gas prices, while Emily Badger looks at the possibility of sunsetting some provisions in the Patriot Act.Wonking Week: Get Your Motor Running On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Foreign Policy

5/16/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss immigration reform and Emily Badger looks at a proposed rule for U.S. Agency for International Development.Wonking Week: Foreign Policy On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Collateral Murder

5/12/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, Emily Badger looks at WikiLeaks and the curious case of Julian Assange.Wonking Week: Collateral Murder On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Cap and Gown

5/3/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss how media influence the United States' national school lunch program while Emily Badger looks at cap-and-trade legislation.Wonking Week: Cap and Gown On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Detain and Passover

4/27/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, and Idea Lobby author Emily Badger looks at a proposal for cybersecurity.Wonking Week: Detain and Passover On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Nature™

4/18/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we talk with T.C. Boyle about how he employs futility and progress in his latest novel, When the Killing’s Done. In addition, Emily Badger looks at the latest debate in patent law involving human genes.Wonking Week: Nature™ On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Shutdown and Reboot

4/8/2011
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In this week’s podcast newsletter, Emily Badger examines the implications of a government shutdown. In addition, we open with a discussion of how technology and artistic effort coexist uneasily.Wonking Week: Shutdown and Reboot On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Play Hardball

4/5/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the fracas in Wisconsin and the start of the baseball season. In addition, Idea Lobby blogger Emily Badger examines academic freedom.Wonking Week: Play Hardball On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: The Threat of Invasion

3/30/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the situation in Libya. In addition, Emily Badger examines how the military is responding to the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.'Wonking Week: The Threat of Invasion On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Disaster

3/24/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the horrific events in Japan, while Emily Badger examines the state of nuclear energy regulation in the U.S. Wonking Week: Disaster On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Slugging

3/21/2011
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In this week’s podcast, we discuss the juvenile justice system. In addition, Emily Badger examines the practice of slugging for the work-day commute.Wonking Week: Slugging On Pacific Standard -

Funny Things Are Everywhere

3/8/2011
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In this week’s Wonking Week podcast, we discuss the politics of Dr. Seuss. In addition, Emily Badger examines collective bargaining.Funny Things Are Everywhere On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Brought to You By…

3/1/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss inventive memory tricks and the psychology behind last names. In addition, Emily Badger examines funding models for PBS.Wonking Week: Brought to You By… On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Star-Crossed Lovers

2/24/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the anxieties of gift giving on Valentine’s Day. In addition, Emily Badger examines the U.S. government’s awkward relationship with cyberspace.Wonking Week: Star-Crossed Lovers On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: My Little Town Blues

2/16/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the perilous state of the arts (and our economy). In addition, Emily Badger examines new plans announced by the FCC to bring broadband access to all.Wonking Week: My Little Town Blues On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Spud-nik Moment

2/11/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we tackle science and technology. In addition, Emily Badger examines changes in the food industry.Wonking Week: Spud-nik Moment On Pacific Standard -

Wonking Week: Go Daddy

2/7/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss teen pregnancy and the NFL’s big game. In addition, Emily Badger examines developments in the auto industry that may create genuinely smart cars.Wonking Week: Go Daddy On Pacific Standard -

Keys to a Happy Marriage

2/1/2011
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the key to a happy marriage. In addition, Emily Badger examines Citizen’s United: the Supreme Court case decision now pitting fears of corruption from special interest against fears of tyranny from the majority. Keys to a Happy Marriage On Pacific Standard -
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