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The World's Biggest Problem

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<p><span>At Tuesday's State of the Union, President Trump continued to call for a wall at the southern border. Meanwhile, some Democrats point to the real crisis: climate change. A look at the messaging of urgency and hope around the Green New Deal. And, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg lays out his deep criticisms of Facebook. Then, a Facebook employee makes the case for one potential solution. Plus, a new documentary about Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, two New York City reporters, who helped turn column writing into an art form.</span></p> <p>1. Kate Aronoff [<a href="https://twitter.com/KateAronoff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">@KateAronoff</a>], contributing writer with The Intercept, on how Democrats are selling the urgent need to address climate change. <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/how-green-new-deal-re-frames-climate">Listen</a><span>.</span></p> <p>2. Roger McNamee [<a href="https://twitter.com/Moonalice">@Moonalice</a>], author of <em>Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe</em>, on the damage that Facebook has done. <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/former-zuckerberg-mentor-pushes-back">Listen</a>.</p> <p>3. Andy O'Connell [<a href="https://twitter.com/facebook?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">@facebook</a>], m<span>anager of content distribution and algorithm policy at Facebook</span>, on the network's new "Supreme Court" for content moderation. <span> <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/will-facebooks-new-supreme-court-work">Listen.</a></span></p> <p>4. Jonathan Alter [<a href="https://twitter.com/jonathanalter?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">@jonathanalter</a>], filmmaker and journalist, on the legacy of two masterful newspaper columnists.<span> <a href="https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/remembering-godfathers-column-reporting">Listen</a>.</span></p> <p><em>Songs:</em></p> <p><span><em>Mermelada by Como Las Movies</em><br><em>I Am Not A Farmer by Bill Frisell</em> <br><em>Coconut Wireless by Moonalice<br>Fallen Leaves by Marcos Ciscar<br>Superstition by Sungha Jung<br>Chez Le Photographe Du Motel by Miles Davis<br>Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry by Raymond Scott<br><br></em></span></p>

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