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TerryGrossSimpsonAvatar.jpg Perplexed by the U.S. economy? You’re not alone. Law professor Michael Greenberger joins Fresh Air to explain the sub-prime mortgage crisis, credit defaults, the shaky future of other types of loans and what we can expect from the U.S. financial markets. Greenberger is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and the director of the University’s Center for Health and Homeland Security. ALSO, analysts wondered if Barack Obama’s speech on race in Philadelphia last month was the beginning of a “national conversation” on the subject. Meanwhile, Fresh Air‘s contributing linguist Geoff Nunberg is wondering what, exactly, a “national conversation” is — and when we started talking about them. Listen


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Five days after the elections in Zimbabwe, the country’s election commission has yet to declare aspowers.jpg winner. There are reports that President Robert Mugagbe is brokering a deal to step down. We get up-to-date news from TOM PORTEOUS UK director of Human Rights Watch and journalists ANDREW MELDRUM and PETER GODWIN. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

Hour 2
Human rights scholar. We talk with SAMANTHA POWER who is best known right now as being the former advisor to the Barack Obama’s campaign who called Hillary Clinton a monster. But before that, she is well known for her writings on human rights and genocide. She joins us to talk about her new book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World. Power, is a former journalist for U.S. News and World Report and the Economist and now the executive director of Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights. Her previous book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide was awarded a Pulitzer prize and a national book award. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

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Friday April 4, 2008
Black Crowes

DaviddyeNPR.jpgDavid Dye welcomes Black Crowes to the World Café. Their first album since re-forming in 2005, Warpaint features front man Chris Robinson’s sweetly rough Southern voice, along with the dual guitar work of brother, Rich Robinson, and new member, Luther Dickinson. Melding together the best of the blues, ‘70s classic rock, and their earliest material, the Black Crowes appear to have come up with their definitive record in Warpaint.

THE BLACK CROWES: Sometimes Salvation

Starring Sophia Coppola.

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