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1919 Seattle Strike, Tougher Traffic Laws and Decision Making

Bill O'Grady
02/09/2009

1. Seattle Strike Rock Opera

Seattle musician and sociology professor Rob Rosenthal talks about his fascination with the Seattle General Strike of 1919, and about composing a rock opera on the subject. Music excerpts included.

2. Should Penalties be Tougher for Hitting Pedestrians and Bicyclists?

Ross Reynolds and guests consider whether or not misdemeanor charges or traffic citations are too small a price to pay for motorists who hit walkers or bikers while breaking a traffic law.

3. The Mechanics of Decision Making

Author Jonah Lehrer breaks down the complex process we go through when making decisions, and has suggestions for improving our decision-making abilities.



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