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The Madeleine Brand Show for November 16, 2011




University of California, Berkeley students celebrate after again occupying campus as part of an
University of California, Berkeley students celebrate after again occupying campus as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Nov. 15, 2011, in Berkeley, Calif. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings and marches will culminate in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week.
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Ana Tintocalis looks at UC Berkeley's Occupy Cal camp. Kathryn Baron reports on what years of budget cuts have done to community colleges and how students are coping. The Federal Housing Administration may need a bailout – economic analyst Christopher Thornberg joins the program to discuss. American pop culture expert Chuck Klosterman is on talking about his new novel, "The Visible Man." Steven Cuevas reports on a video installation that tries to artistically render the Occupy Wall Street conflicts. Lauren Sommer reports on how Lake Tahoe is clouding up with runoff, erosion and invasive pests. Reporter Stephanie O'Neill will report on Geron Corp.'s decision to halt its study of a stem cell-based treatment for spinal cord injury. And Drew Tewksbury is back with new music.