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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: February 3, 2008.. Sudhir Venkatesh.. Author, "Gang Leader for a Day".. BIO.. :.. CURRENT:.. Professor of Sociology, Columbia University.. Director, Center for Urban Research and Policy, Columbia University.. Director, Charles H.. Revson Fellowship Program, Columbia University.. RESEARCH: Study of immigration in the Paris suburbs.. Study of re-entry of New York incarcerated into society.. BOOKS:.. Gang Leader for a Day 2008.. Youth, Globalization and the Law 2007.. Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor 2006 (Winner of the C.. Wright Book Award), (Best Book of 2006, Slate.. com).. American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto 2000.. DOCUMENTARY:.. Dislocation Look at final days of Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago.. OTHER:.. Written articles for variety of  ...   University of Chicago, 1990-1991.. More.. about.. Program Details.. Info.. : Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh is the author of a new book describing his time with a Chicago street gang.. Venkatesh had decided that the only way to really study street gang life was to actually get to them.. He tells the story of meeting and getting to know gang leader J.. T.. and how that relationship opened up his ability to hang out with the gang.. We will also show clips from his documentary "Dislocation" about the Robert Taylor housing project in Chicago and the days prior to its demolition when all the residents had to move.. Venkatesh is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University..

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    Descriptive info: January 27, 2008.. Bill Buzenberg.. Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity.. CURRENT:.. Executive Director, The Center for Public Integrity (since Jan 2007).. PREVIOUS:.. July Dec 2006: Senior Vice President, American Public Media.. 1998-2006: Senior Vice President, Minnesota Public Radio.. 1990-1997: Vice President for News and Information, National Public Radio.. 1989-1990: Managing Editor, NPR News.. 1986-1989: Senior Editor, NPR London Bureau.. 1978-1986: Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NPR.. 1971-1976: City Editor, Copy Editor, Colorado Springs Sun Newspaper.. 1970-1971: Copy Editor, Reporter, Manhattan Mercury Newspaper.. 1968-1970:  ...   CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism.. EDUCATION:.. 1969: BA Journalism, Kansas State University.. 1976-77: Journalism Fellow, University of Michigan.. 1977-78: MA Program, Johns Hopkins, Bologna, Italy.. 1997: Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.. PERSONAL:.. Married with two sons.. : Bill Buzenberg discusses the Center's "War Card" report as well as the other work of the Center.. We'll also talk about the group's separate investigation and website called "The Buying of the President," on the role of money in presidential politics..

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    Descriptive info: January 20, 2008.. Dr.. Elmer Huerta.. President, American Cancer Society.. Founder & Director, Cancer Preventorium, Washington Cancer Institute in the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.. Principal Investigator, Latin American Cancer Research Coalition, National Cancer Institute.. President & Founder, Prevencion, Inc.. , a non-profit health education company.. OTHER:.. Radio Show Host, Cuidando su Salud (Taking Care of Your Health).. Radio Show Host, El Consultorio Comunitario (The Community Clinic Of the Air).. Radio Show Host, Cita con el Doctor (An appointment with the Doctor).. Television Co-Host, Hablemos de Salud (Let s Talk About Health).. University of San  ...   Fellowship, Nat l Cancer Institute, 1994.. AWARDS:.. Innovations In Prevention Award, HHS, 2004.. Spirit of Life Foundation Humanitarian Award, 2002.. Walter C.. Alvarez Award, Amer.. Medical Writers Assn.. , 2001.. Oscar E.. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism & Community Service, Amer.. Society of Internal Medicine, 2000.. Leadership Award, Latino Caucus, Amer.. Public Health, 1997.. Broadcast Leadership Award, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.. Born in Peru.. : Dr.. Elmer Huerta discusses the American Cancer Society.. He was elected president of the American Cancer Society in fall of 2007.. He is the first Latino to hold this position..

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    Descriptive info: January 13, 2008.. Jonathan Karl.. ABC News, Senior National Security Correspondent.. Senior National Security Correspondent for ABC News since 2005.. Freelance Writer, Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.. 2003-2005 ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent covering State Dept.. 1995-2003 CNN covering Politics and Capitol Hill.. 1994-1996 Investigative Reporter, The New York Post.. 1992-1993 Freedom House, Editor of Freedom in the World.. 1990-1991 Researcher and Reporter, The New Republic.. The Right to Bear Arms:  ...   Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Reason and others.. In 2001, Mr.. Karl won The National Press Foundation s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Congressional Reporting.. Vassar College (1990).. Editor in Chief The Vassar Spectator.. Married with two daughters.. : Jonathan Karl talks about his job as Senior National Security Correspondent for ABC News, his articles on Darfur and Karen Hughes for The Weekly Standard, and the book reviews he writes for The Wall Street Journal..

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    Descriptive info: January 6, 2008.. Yvonne Thornton.. Author, "The Ditchdigger s Daughters".. HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:.. New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Associate Attending, Full-time Academic Staff, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 1982-92.. Rockefeller University (NY) Hospital, Visiting Associate Physician, 1986-96.. Morristown (NJ) Memorial Hospital, Perinatal Diagnostic Testing Center Director, 1992-2000.. St.. Luke s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (NY), Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept.. , Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2000-02.. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (NY), Vice Chair and Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept.. , 2002-05.. Saint Peter s University Hospital, Perinatal Consultant, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, 2006.. Westchester Medical Center, Perinatal Consultant, 2007.. RESIDENCY:.. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Roosevelt Hospital July, 1973-July 1977, Chief Resident -- 1976-77.. FELLOWSHIP:.. Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Babies Hospital and The Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center July, 1977-July, 1979.. TEACHING POSITIONS HELD:.. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1979-82.. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cornell University Medical College, 1982-89; Associate Professor, 1989-92.. Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1995-97; 2002..  ...   American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1979.. Board Certification for Special Competency In Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1981.. Voluntary Recertification in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1998-2008.. MILITARY: (volunteered for active duty).. Navy - Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps Tour of Duty: July 8, 1979 -July 8, 1982, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.. Performed with family orchestra, known as "The Thornton Sisters", during high school, college, medical school and residency; 1955-1976.. Professional saxophonist (woodwinds).. Vocalist (soprano).. PERSONAL:.. Born in Manhattan, New York, Married, has two children.. Yvonne Thornton discusses her family's life story described in her book, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story.. " She is one of six daughters born to a ditchdigger from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.. They eventually formed a musical group, the Thornton Sisters Band, which became the source of the daughters' college tuition.. According to the author, all six of the girls went onto have successful careers in the legal and medical fields, including Dr.. Thornton who is a double-board certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine..

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    Descriptive info: December 30, 2007.. Marc Pachter.. National Portrait Gallery, Director.. He retired on October 1, 2007 as the director of the National Portrait Gallery after a 33-year career at the Smithsonian Institution.. He was appointed in July 2000 as the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the nation s only museum of American biography and portraiture.. Also directed National Museum of American History (Nov.. 2001-Jan.. 2003) - the first person to lead 2 Smithsonian museums at the same time.. First joined Gallery s staff in 1974 as chief historian & assistant director.. Began program called Living Self Portraits in which he interviewed well-known personalities, like Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham Left Portrait Gallery for 10 years (1990-2000) to hold several key positions in Smithsonian s central admin, including deputy assistant secretary for external affairs and counselor to then-Secretary Michael Heyman.. Organizer and chair of the Smithsonian s 150th anniversary celebration.. Highlights of his tenure at National Portrait Gallery:.. Ensured Gilbert Stuart s Lansdowne portrait of George Washington remains on permanent display by raising $30 million in 2002.. Established awards program to honor service to & portrayal of presidency.. Created first national portrait competition.. Oversaw reopening of Nat l Portrait Gallery, part of Donald W.. Reynolds Center  ...   years.. In 1999, awarded Sec.. s Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.. Serves on Nat l D-Day Museum board of trustees; Represents Smithsonian on President s Cmte on Arts/Humanities, W.. Historical Assoc & Woodrow Wilson Center board.. Graduated summa cum laude from University of California at Berkeley.. Woodrow Wilson fellow & a 5-Year Prize fellow in American history at Harvard Univ.. , where he taught colonial history, served as a tutor in the honors program, and performed research in American intellectual and cultural history.. Born in New York, but grew up in Los Angeles.. Lives in Washington, DC.. : Marc Pachter discusses his work at the National Portrait Gallery and the operations of the Smithsonian Institution.. Mr.. Pachter retired in 2007 after 33 years at the Smithsonian, where he held a number of positions including chief historian and assistant director at the Portrait Gallery, acting director of the National Museum of American History as well as deputy assistant secretary for external affairs and chair of the Smithsonian s 150th anniversary celebration in 1996.. He was appointed the director of the National Portrait Gallery in July 2000.. The program was taped at the Donald W.. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, which houses the National Portrait Gallery..

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    Descriptive info: December 23, 2007.. Tom Blanton.. National Security Archive, Director.. Director of the National Security Archive since 1992.. Series editor of the Archive s award-winning Web, CD, book, and microform publications totaling more than 500,000 pages of declassified documents.. Deputy Director of National Security Archive.. First Director of Planning & Research at the National Security Archive, beginning in 1986.. Filed FOIA request and then lawsuit (w/Public Citizen Litigation Group) that forced the release of Oliver North's Iran-contra diaries in 1990.. Filed his first Freedom of Information Act request in 1976 as a weekly newspaper reporter in Minnesota, and many hundreds after that.. Founding editorial board member of freedominfo.. org, the virtual network of international freedom of information advocates.. Serves on the editorial board of H-DIPLO, diplomatic history electronic bulletin board, & on board of directors of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.. White House E-Mail: The  ...   The Costs and Consequences of U.. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 (1998).. The Archive won the George Polk Award in April 2000 for piercing self-serving veils of government secrecy.. He won the 2005 Emmy Award for outstanding news and documentary research.. Harvard University graduate; Editor of The Harvard Crimson, also won Harvard's 1979 Newcomen Prize in history.. From Bogalusa, LA.. : Tom Blanton discusses access to federal government documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).. The House recently approved a bill to fix some of the problems with the current FOIA system, including a lack of responsiveness by federal agencies to requests for government records.. The OPEN Government Act, which recently passed the Senate, now goes to the President.. The National Security Archive, which is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University, collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through FOIA..

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    Descriptive info: December 16, 2007.. Joe Madison.. Radio Talk Show Host.. Selected Exec.. Director of the Detroit NAACP at the age 24.. Led the national NAACP Political Education Department and organized a voter registration campaign that produced 850,000 new voter in the mid-1980's.. Organized and led several marches to increase political participation, including a cross-country march from Los Angles to Baltimore opposing apartheid in South Africa.. Has been jailed and has gone on several hunger strikes opposing apartheid in South Africa, exposing the CIA Contra cocaine controversy and against police brutality.. Served on the NAACP National Board of Directors  ...   the 'Enough is Enough" movement against police brutality.. A graduate of Washington University in St Louis; former All-Conference Running Back, and baritone soloist with the university's concert choir.. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he lives in Washington, D.. C.. with his wife Sharon; father of four and a grandfather.. : Joe Madison discusses his life and current work as a radio talk show host and civil rights activist.. His radio program, The Black Eagle, can be heard weekdays 6-10am ET in the Washington, DC area on WOL-AM Newstalk 1450 and also on XM Satellite Radio Channel 169..

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    Descriptive info: December 9, 2007.. Kimberly Kagan.. Institute for the Study of War President.. CURRENT: Also is an affiliate of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University.. ·Assistant Professor of History at West Point 2000-2005.. ·Lecturer in International Affairs, History, and the Humanities at Yale University in 2005.. ·Also taught classes in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and at The American University.. ·Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military History at Yale International Security Studies in 2004-2005.. ·National Security  ...   of Command (2006) and editor of The Imperial Moment.. EDUCATION: Ph.. D.. in History from Yale University.. : Kimberly Kagan discusses her reports on the progress of the Iraq war.. Since March 2007, she s published several reports for her Institute for the Study of War and the Weekly Standard on the work of the U.. military and Iraqi forces in Iraq.. She also talks about her family and their work on U.. foreign policy issues.. ISW.. :.. Iraq Reports..

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    Descriptive info: December 2, 2007.. John Micklethwait.. Editor-in-chief of The Economist.. The Economist:.. · He edited its US section (1999-2006) and ran the New York Bureau for two years; edited its Business Section for the previous four years.. · His other roles have included setting up The Economist's office in Los Angeles, where he worked from 1990-93 and being Media Correspondent.. · He has covered business and politics from the United States, Latin America, Continental Europe, Southern Africa and most of Asia.. ·  ...   Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation".. ·"The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea".. ·"The Right Nation", a study of conservatism in America, with Adrian Wooldridge, also an Economist journalist.. ·Ampleforth and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied history.. : John Micklethwait, the London-based editor in chief of The Economist magazine, talks about his special report on religion, faith, and politics.. It was published in the November 3 issue of the magazine.. The Economist.. Special Report on Religion..

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    Descriptive info: November 25, 2007.. Nicholas Negroponte.. One Laptop Per Child, Founder & Chairman.. Nicholas Negroponte.. One Laptop Per Child.. Founder & Chairman.. CURRENT.. ·On leave from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Laboratory (conceived in 1980 & opened in 1985), and the Jerome B.. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology.. ·Serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc.. and as general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment.. PREVIOUS:.. ·Member of the MIT faculty since 1966.. ·Provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine, which he wrote  ...   languages.. ·Undergradute & Master s degrees in Architecture from MIT.. ·Grew up in New York City.. ·Younger brother of current U.. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.. : Nicholas Negroponte discusses his organization & its efforts to provide one connected laptop to every school-age child in developing countries.. From November 12 - December 31, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is promoting its Give One Get One program in the U.. and Canada, which allows individuals to buy one of OLPC's XO laptops for children in developing nations while also receiving one for a child in their life.. OLPC.. Website.. OLPC Giving.. Give One Get One..

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