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12:00pm

Mon May 23, 2011
News

What Does The IMF Do, Who Should Drive It?

Since the International Monetary Fund's head resigned, a sharp divide has emerged about who should be the next managing director. One camp is arguing for someone from an emerging country. Others say Europeans should keep hold, at least until Europe's financial woes wane. Host Michel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sudeep Reddy, who has been closely following the situation at the IMF.

12:00pm

Mon May 23, 2011
Television

Dr. Phil Talks Oprah's Legacy

After 25 years on network TV, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has its final run this Wednesday. The show has featured tens of thousands of guests and touched countless viewers' lives here and abroad. One man who Winfrey helped make a star is Dr. Phillip McGraw — a psychologist, author and host of his talk show "Dr. Phil." He is Winfrey's close friend and has given advice on her show for five years. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Phil about Oprah Winfrey's legacy and his relationship with her.

11:07am

Mon May 23, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: A Dangerous Demand For Power

Paul Blustein, the author of two books about the IMF, is a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and senior visiting fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Ever since International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest last weekend, eye-popping developments have come fast and furious — most memorably the "perp walk" the Frenchman took to face prosecutors' accusations that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid.

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10:25am

Mon May 23, 2011
U.S.

The Science Of Predicting Tornadoes

On the heels of Sunday night's devastating Midwest tornadoes, NPR's Jon Hamilton talks to Mary Louise Kelly about why tornadoes are still so hard to predict.

10:23am

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

NYC's Ban On Outdoor Smoking Takes Effect, Companies Push 'Smokeless'

New York City's much-anticipated ban on smoking in many outdoor spaces, including, as The Village Voice says, "beaches, parks and plazas ... Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the Coney Island boardwalk and so on — or everywhere it's fun to smoke," goes into effect today.

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