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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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    • Cindy Hyde-Smith Holds Off Mike Espy to Keep Mississippi Senate Seat

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    JACKSON, Miss. — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., who had to apologize for a cavalier reference to a public hanging, won a special runoff election Tuesday, defeating the Democratic nominee, Mike Espy, who was trying to become the state’s first black senator since Reconstruction.

    "Cindy Hyde-Smith Holds Off Mike Espy to Keep Mississippi Senate Seat" is from the November 28, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • In Mississippi, President Campaigns for a Candidate in Trouble

    • By: Emily Cochrane, Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    TUPELO, Miss. — President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail in Mississippi on Monday to offer an unabashed endorsement of a Republican candidate under fire for comments that critics said embraced the state’s segregationist history.

    "In Mississippi, President Campaigns for a Candidate in Trouble" is from the November 27, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Emily Cochrane and Alan Blinder 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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    • Ranch Owner Recalls Finding Scalia’s Body

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Ranch Owner Recalls Finding Scalia’s Body" is from the U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • Texas' Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines between Suspects and Marchers

    • By: Manny Fernandez, Alan Blinder, David Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Texas' Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines between Suspects and Marchers" is from the July 10, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Manny Fernandez, Alan Blinder and David Montgomery and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Countersuits over North Carolina's Bias Law

    • By: Alan Blinder, Eric Lichtblau, Richard Pérez Peña
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Countersuits over North Carolina's Bias Law" is from the May 09, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder, Eric Lichtblau and Richard Pérez Peña and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • North Carolina Lawmakers Met with Protests over Bias Law

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "North Carolina Lawmakers Met with Protests over Bias Law" is from the April 25, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • North Carolina Governor Takes Step Back from Bias Law

    • By: Richard Fausset, Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "North Carolina Governor Takes Step Back from Bias Law" is from the April 12, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • North Carolina to Address U.S. Warning of Bias Law

    • By: Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "North Carolina to Address U.S. Warning of Bias Law" is from the May 8, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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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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    • 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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    • ‘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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    • 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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    • 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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