* Cities Seek to Prosper by Luring Creative People (audio here)
"Two years ago, Richard Florida proposed that cities must attract artists, scientists and other creative problem-solvers if they want to prosper. Several cities around the country have used Florida's ideas to rethink their urban revitalization strategies, focusing on attracting technology and talent - and fostering tolerance."
* Issue and debate: Iraq Policy (transcript and audio here)
"Jim Lehrer discusses the differences in the Iraq policies President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., have proposed with former secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, who served during the Nixon administration, and Madeleine Albright, who served during the Clinton administration."
[Aside: I could listen to these two all day long. If they had a cooking show, I'd tape it.]
* The politics of business, and business of politics (audio here)
"Tech booms and housing bubbles may come and go, but politics is a recession-proof industry. Every two years, there's a new election and new candidates looking for campaign advisors. That means permanent employment for savvy political professionals."
While I have your attention, let me also note:
Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing is a hit today, and I try never to miss his weekly LiveOnline transcript.