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    • After the Music Stopped

    • The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
    • By: Alan S. Blinder
    • Narrated by: Graham Vick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
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    Alan S. Blinder - esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan - is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In After the Music Stopped, he delivers a masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do to recover from it.

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    • One of the best books on the Financial Crisis

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    • Advice and Dissent

    • Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide
    • By: Alan S. Blinder
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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    American economic policy ranks as something between bad and disgraceful. As leading economist Alan S. Blinder argues, a crucial cultural divide separates economic and political civilizations. Economists and politicians often talk - and act - at cross purposes: politicians typically seek economists' "advice" only to support preconceived notions, not to learn what economists actually know or believe. Politicians naturally worry about keeping constituents happy and winning elections. Some are devoted to an ideology.

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    • Can Economists Learn?

    • By: Alan S. Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Is it acceptable for a reviewer to complain about a book’s title? I hope so, because this one is pretty misleading. A number of valuable lessons can indeed be gleaned from the two and a half dozen essays that compose this quite interesting volume, but the book’s subject is described far more accurately by the title of the April 2013 International Monetary Fund conference that spawned it: “Rethinking Macro Policy II: First Steps and Early Lessons.” (Yes, there was a “Rethinking Macro Policy I,” which resulted in an earlier mit Press volume.)

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    • Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Hearing in Scandal of Sex and Power

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Three days after a plea for forgiveness, the release of a damning investigative report and a swirl of legal drama, the political future of Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama faces a new test on Monday as state lawmakers begin to hear evidence that could lead to his impeachment.

    "Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Hearing in Scandal of Sex and Power" is from the April 10, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • In Rural Alabama, a Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "In Rural Alabama, a Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Statue Is Toppled at University of North Carolina

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Protesters toppled the towering Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday night, perhaps ending — or perhaps only intensifying — a debate over the propriety of a divisive symbol at a renowned public institution.

    "‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Statue Is Toppled at University of North Carolina" is from the August 21, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Hurricane Michael Strengthens and Threatens to Hit Florida Panhandle

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    ATLANTA — A fast-moving tropical cyclone strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday and threatened to strike Florida as soon as Wednesday, imperiling a vast stretch of the state with little notice.

    "Hurricane Michael Strengthens and Threatens to Hit Florida Panhandle" is from the October 08, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Hurricane Michael Leaves Swath of Ruin as It Slams Florida’s Panhandle

    • By: Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder, Patricia Mazzei
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "U.S. Stocks Seek Stability on Heels of Wednesday Rout" is from the October 11, 2018 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Christopher Whittall, Steven Russolillo and Mike Bird and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Dozens Still Missing as Hurricane's Death Toll Rises

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Nicholas Sines was last heard from at his tiny apartment in Panama City more than a week ago. As Hurricane Michael was bearing down on the Florida Panhandle, his mother, Kristine Wright, urged her son to get out before it was too late. “I begged him,” she said. “Please go to a shelter.”

    "Dozens Still Missing as Hurricane's Death Toll Rises" is from the October 16, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Targets German Trade, and the South Grimaces

    • By: Alan Blinder, Richard Fausset
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Donald Trump, on his recent trip to Europe, reportedly declared the Germans “bad, very bad” on trade; Greer’s City Hall sits mere miles from a BMW automobile plant that employs about 8,800 people. And so after Danner read the news here, he quickly organized a call with Chamber of Commerce officials, who on Tuesday brainstormed ways to reassure BMW executives that they in fact considered them to be good. Very good.

    "Trump Targets German Trade, and the South Grimaces" is from the June 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and Richard Fausset and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    INDIANAPOLIS — The convicted men and women who visit Room B2 of Indianapolis’ courthouse cannot find jobs, or want better ones. Or they wish they could join their children for school field trips. Or they are simply seeking a measure of societal forgiveness.

    "Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help" is from the October 07, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Rivers Swell as Death Toll Rises from Hurricane Florence

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas were drenched and largely paralyzed Sunday morning as a weakened Tropical Depression Florence slowly ravaged the South, swelling the region’s rivers and leaving authorities bracing for another day of widespread — and, they feared, potentially catastrophic — rainfall and flooding.

    "Rivers Swell as Death Toll Rises from Hurricane Florence" is from the September 16, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Rivers Still Rising as Storm Pushes Away

    • By: David Zucchino, Alan Blinder, Tyler Pager
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Emergency workers rushed into beleaguered cities in the Carolinas on Monday as residents struggled with the aftermath of a storm that damaged tens of thousands of homes, drenched the area with record rains and triggered floodwaters that are not expected to recede for days.

    "Rivers Still Rising as Storm Pushes Away" is from the September 17, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by David Zucchino, Alan Blinder and Tyler Pager and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Found in a Courthouse Vault: A Paper Trail for Civil Rights History

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Fred Gray, 87, bespectacled and a bit hard of hearing, stood quietly over the archival box. His hands, though, were a twitching blur: flipping past some folders, opening others, rustling through records that dated back more than half a century.

    "Found in a Courthouse Vault: A Paper Trail for Civil Rights History" is from the June 26, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • After Trump Injects Politics Into Speech, Boy Scouts Face Blowback

    • By: Alan Blinder, Mitch Smith
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The plan seemed mutually beneficial: President Donald Trump would bask in an adulatory slice of Americana and the Boy Scouts of America would host yet another sitting president at its national jamboree.

    "After Trump Injects Politics Into Speech, Boy Scouts Face Blowback" is from the July 26, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and Mitch Smith and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • U.S. Reopens Investigation Into Emmett Till Slaying

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing in 1955 remains among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South.

    "U.S. Reopens Investigation Into Emmett Till Slaying" is from the July 12, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • NSA Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty

    • By: Charlie Savage, Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Reality L. Winner, a former Air Force linguist who was the first person prosecuted by the Trump administration on charges of leaking classified information, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors that calls for a sentence of 63 months in prison.

    "NSA Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty" is from the June 26, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • White Police Chief Apologizes for a 1940 Southern Lynching

    • By: Alan Blinder, Richard Fausset
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Some people here had never heard about the lynching of Austin Callaway — about how, almost 77 years ago, he was dragged out of a jail cell by a band of masked white men, then shot and left for dead.

    Some people never forgot.

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    • Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws

    • By: Alan Blinder, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Even before a defiant Roy Moore stood at a lectern this month and refused to concede the Alabama Senate race, one political reality was clear: An extraordinary turnout among black voters had helped push Doug Jones to a rare Democratic victory in this state.

    "Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws" is from the December 24, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The All-Conquering Air Conditioner

    • By: Emily Badger, Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Decades after air-conditioning made much of the Sun Belt livable, it has now become standard nearly everywhere. Eighty-six percent of new single-family homes in the Northeast are now built with it; 94 percent in the Midwest are. Parts of the United States whose historical development never depended on air-conditioning increasingly resemble the regions whose growth wouldn’t have been possible without it.

    "The All-Conquering Air Conditioner" is from the August 04, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Emily Badger and Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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