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Fliers warning that people with outstanding warrants or unpaid parking tickets could be arrested if they show up at the polls on election day appeared recently in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Zach Stalberg, the president of the nonpartisan watchdog group Committee of Seventy, suggests that a Republican Party supporter may have posted the fliers in an effort discourage voters. A native Philadelphian, Stalberg was the editor of the Philadelphia Daily News for 20 years. In 2005, he became president of the Committee of Seventy, a group founded in 1904 with a mission to improve the Philadelphia region by fighting corruption and demanding ethical conduct of public officials.

ALSO, A new report issued by the nonpartisan advocacy group Common Cause gauges the voting infrastructure in 10 swing states. The results? While Florida, Georgia and Virginia score poorly on voting administration, Ohio, a state plagued by hours-long voting lines in 2004, has shown marked improvement. Wisconsin also scores well. Tova Wang, the primary author of the report and vice president of Common Cause discusses “Voting in 2008: 10 Swing States”.


Hour 1
We talk about last night’s second presidential debate with DAVID MARK, Senior Editor for He is the author of “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning” and ROBERT THOMPSON, Director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Hour 2
In their new book, Rethinking Juvenile Justice, LAURENCE STEINBERG and ELIZABETH SCOTT make the case that juvenile justice should be grounded in psychological science – what we know about a juvenile’s cognitive and emotional development. Steinberg is a Professor of Psychology at Temple. Scott is a Professor of Law at Columbia. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

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365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy

Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—the two guys who reported our Giant Pool of Money episode—are back, in collaboration with the Planet Money podcast. They’ll explain what happened this week, including what regulators could’ve done to prevent this financial crisis from happening in the first place. You can learn more about the daily ins and outs and join the discussion on the Planet Money blog.

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Friday, October 10, 2008
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is David Dye’s guest on the World Cafe. Discussing his latest release, That Lucky Old Sun, Brian shares what it was like to return to his old recording home at Capitol Records and how LA has changed for him since the ’60s. He’s come full circle from The Beach Boys era with this new record, a love letter to Southern California that intersperses tracks with spoken cameos of life in the city.


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