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How To Remember Everything: A Discussion with Author and Memory Champion Josh Foer (Episode #302)

KQED World: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guest: Joshua Foer, journalist and author of "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." In the age of mobile gadgetry, is a good memory less important? Why search the mind for an answer, when it can be found instantly on Google? This is a far cry from methods employed by ancient orators, who memorized long speeches, or medieval scholars who could recite entire books. Do we all have the capacity to remember everything if we so choose?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Afghan Women: Prospects for the Future (Episode #301)

KQED World: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Former First Lady Laura Bush. Dina Powell, global head of corporate engagement at Goldman Sachs, home of the 10,000 Women Initiative Mina Sherzoy, manager with Deloitte Consulting and founder, Afghan Women's Business Association With the U.S. slated to draw down its troops in Afghanistan, and the Afghan government seeking to negotiate a peace with Taliban militants, the fragile strides made by Afghan women may be in jeopardy. Jim interviews former First Lady Laura Bush and others who are trying to help the women of Afghanistan gain greater access to education, health care, social rights and economic freedom.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Rich State Poor State: How Eliminating the Income Tax Helps Grow States' Economies (Episode #320)

KQED World: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Carl Bearden, Executive Director, United for Missouri; Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council and co-author, Rich States, Poor States; Jon Shure, Director of State Fiscal Strategies, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The issue of taxation has become a huge part of the Presidential campaign. While people are focused on taxes on a national level, the idea of eliminating the personal income tax on the state level could affect the economic well being of voters just as significantly. Several states have eliminated the personal income tax and there are movements in several more to pass similar measures. What is the demonstrable economic benefit of eliminating the income tax and what are the downsides?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Natural Gas Nation (Episode #319)

KQED World: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Daniel Yergin, Dana Murphy, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation, Joseph Sluzar, County Attorney for Broome County , NY. Jim conducts a panel discussion with Daniel Yergin, world-renowned expert on oil and gas issues, Dana Murphy, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation, the state regulatory body in charge of natural gas exploration and Joseph Sluzar, County Attorney for Broome County, NY, which encompasses the largest known natural gas field in the U.S. about the economic, environmental and national security issues attendant with drilling for natural gas in the United States.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
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