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WILL - Focus - August 06, 2012

Money Well Spent? The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan

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(Duration: 55:01)

Michael Grabell, Journalist

Host: David Inge

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as “the stimulus,” was the biggest economic recovery plan in history.  It’s estimated to have created or saved millions of jobs, although it did not  bring about a strong, sustainable recovery. So was it a success, or a failure? Our guest will be Michael Grabell, a reporter at ProPublica and author of the new book "Money Well Spent." The book attempts to answer the question: Was, in fact, the taxpayers' money well spent?

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 11 am

Categories: Economics

WILL - Focus - August 06, 2012

The Five-Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

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(Duration: 55:01)

Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University

Host: David Inge

Most conflicts, whether global or interpersonal, end up being resolved peacefully. Yet one of every 20 ends up in a stalemate, with the two sides locked in to their positions. These disputes rarely go away. Often they get worse, escalating to the point of violence. Peter Coleman says the only solution is to see these conflicts in a new way. Coleman, director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, offers a new strategy for resolving stubborn arguments, the subject of his book "The Five Percent."

This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, February 02, 2012, 10 am

Categories: Cultural Studies

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