December 14th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the next generation of Latinos, and the opinion page with Zbigniew Brzezinski. In our second hour, What on Earth Evolved? and sexism and the Tiger Woods scandal.
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December 14th Show

What's the most important organism on earth? Humans rank number six. Author Christopher Lloyd explores the one hundred species that changed the world, before and after man. hide caption

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Latinos Hoy!
Hispanics make up the largest and youngest minority group in the U.S. However, last week, the Pew Hispanic Center released a report that paints a mixed picture of Hispanics in their teens and young adulthood. Mark Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, author Gustavo Arellano and Ruben Navarette of the San Diego Union Tribune discuss the next generation of Latinos.

President Obama and Foreign Policy
President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize has sparked a global conversation about the president's foreign policy aspirations and achievements. Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski appraises Obama's first year in the foreign policy arena, and the three biggest challenges he now faces: mideast peace, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the war in Afghanistan.

What on Earth Evolved?
The history of our planet contains a few species that have been extremely successful: ants, black pepper, sheep, and of course, humans. In his new book, What On Earth Evolved?, Christopher Lloyd explores the few species who have managed to evolve successfully, before and after man.

Double Standard in the Tiger Woods Scandal
Headlines featuring Tiger Woods' alledged extramarital affairs seem to be dominating magazine covers and news websites. But the Washington Post weighs in on the bad rap the women in question are receiving in correlation to their jobs. Robin Givhan talks about her article entitled, The Tiger Woods Scandal is a Tale of Sex — and Sexism, in which she writes that while "Woods is being portrayed as complicated and troubled, the women are merely types."