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A month or two ago, I recorded an episode of C-SPAN 2's Book TV with Stephen Dubner and Steven Leavitt, the authors of Super Freakonomics. The session was well timed, as there was a lot of controversy over the book. Sadly, C-SPAN 2 held the program, and all that controversy passed. But if you're near a TV this weekend, they're playing it on Saturday and Sunday. Schedule here.

By Ezra Klein  |  December 4, 2009; 2:54 PM ET
 
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Dubner and Leavitt have been doing a lot of interviews promoting their new book. For example, they were interviewed by the Commonwealth Club for KQED public radio on 11/4, and the broadcast date was 11/25.

You can listen to the event free through iTunes or RealAudio: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/archive/

They start talking about their take on global warming around 38:00.

Posted by: billkarwin | December 4, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Enjoyed the interview on C-Span. If you get a chance to interview Dubner and Leavitt again, ask them if they accounted for the economic benefits of the improvement to public health that would result from climate change mitigation (i.e. decreased air pollution resulting in a lowering of asthma rates; expansion of mass transit and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure resulting in more people getting physically active; planting of trees and gardens improving food supply, etc.). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8377268.stm

Posted by: sstuart1 | December 5, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I heard part of this on C-SPAN Radio (90.1) the other night. Is there a stream of it anywhere online?

Posted by: Joey-K | December 5, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

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