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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

New Orleans Rap Accentuates the Positive

Friday, April 06, 2012

New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, but for the last couple of decades its most influential music has been the city's Dirty South rap scene. The woozy celebration of ghetto life blurs the line between reflecting violence and glamorizing it. But now New Renaissance wants to buck that trend ...

Video: "New Renaissance"

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Predictions for 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, speaks to Manoush Zomorodi about his predictions for the coming year in the Middle East, Europe, China, and in the coming elections here in the United States.

Explainer: How Did the White House Shooter Get a Gun?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Federal law prohibits certain people from owning arms, among those are people who have been convicted of a felony, minors, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. So why can a mentally ill guy with a criminal history still drive to DC, buy an assault weapon, and shoot the White House?

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Watch: Asked About Libya, Cain Stays on Message

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain isn't going to be tricked into any more embarrassing Libya flubs.

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Occupy Origins: An Oral History

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Greaber said there was a feeling that many actions use radical language, but fall into a pattern in which a few leaders tell the masses what to do. Graeber and his friends decided this was the moment to change structure and embrace a what he called “direct democracy.”

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NY Republican Women Critical of Herman Cain Over Scandal

Monday, November 14, 2011

As Herman Cain's campaign rolls on, we see a candidate backing and filling about a possible mess. His supporters are ignoring a very real question of character in trying to prevent discussion his handling of recent accusations.

-Former Rep. Sue Kelly, on the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal.

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Of Pauses and Princesses: Primary Debate Number Nine Recap

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We have seen a circling of the wagons, certainly among conservative pundits. One thing that they’re doing... is attacking the women.

—  Lisa Lerer, political reporter for Bloomberg News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opposition Research 101: From Andrew Jackson to Herman Cain

Friday, November 04, 2011

These days, it wouldn’t be a political primary without some serious skeletons emerging from candidate’s closets.

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Cain and Thomas: Confidentiality and Sexual Harrassment Settlements

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It comes down to credibility issues, and without the full airing of the complaint it would be unfair to Mister Cain if only part of the story comes out.

—  CUNY Law Professor Rick Rossein, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What Kind of 'ocracy Do We Have?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

[T]he experiment continues, right here on your airwaves, with the freedom to express everything that your callers are saying. And it only works if we protest, on Wall Street and around the country. It only works if we vote.

—  It's A Free Country blogger Jami Floyd, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Bizarre Pays Off: Politics Rewards the Kind of Crazy that Money Can't Buy

Friday, October 28, 2011

Why would a candidate, running for an important and serious office, run an ad featuring, say, their campaign manager taking a slow pull of a cigarette?  Or, I don't know, comparing their opponent to a demon sheep?

Because crazy goes viral, and viral means big publicity, and big money too. 

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Explainer: The Perry Plan Flat Tax

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Republican presidential nomination hopeful Rick Perry isn’t counting himself out of the race yet. Despite slipping steeply in the polls, the Texas governor is back with a new approach, and it involves reforming America’s ridiculously complicated federal tax policy. Perry has been coy with some of the intricacies, and so far independent tax analysts haven’t been able to gather enough details about Perry’s plan to rate it. But for now, here is what we know so far about Rick Perry's flat tax:

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The End of Gadhafi?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The question is now – can Libya make good on the promise of the insurgency?

—  Benjamin Barberpolitical theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The White House and The Root: Open for Questions

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The president is going to say, piece by piece, stand up and explain why you say we should preserve tax breaks for the very wealthy but we shouldn’t fund our nations schools.

—  Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to President Obama for Public Engagement and Intergovernment Affairs, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The 53 Percent Take on the 99 Percent

Friday, October 14, 2011

In response to the now-viral Tumblr post “We are the 99 Percent,” some conservatives have launched their own venture “We are the 53 percent”. The site, started by RedState.org contributor Erick Erickson and Josh Trevino of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, features those who purport to represent the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes.

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Obama, Banks and Electability: Elizabeth Warren Knows Too Much

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elizabeth Warren was a discomfort to the Obama administration. She was articulate, she was charismatic, and she articulated the message that I think a lot of Obama supporters had expected him to, and he didn’t.

-Suzanna Andrews , on the Brian Lehrer Show, Thursday.

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New York's Only Gay Square Dance Group Dances On

Monday, October 10, 2011

For 27 years, a New York square dancing group has been kicking up its heels. It's weathered the various cultural changes in the city, but age may finally be catching up with the group.

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Kelly: NYPD Prepared for Protests

Friday, October 07, 2011

Saturday marks the third straight week of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Organizers said there are no large actions planned for the weekend. Still, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD was prepared.

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Naomi Klein on Occupy Wall Street

Thursday, October 06, 2011

You watch US media and the question is “why are they protesting?” where, everywhere else in the world, the question is, “what took them so long?”

—  Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian and author of The Shock Doctrine  and No Logo, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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New Jersey with Governor Christie

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Politics, like budgeting, is about managing expectations. So what he’s doing is he’s dialing back the expectations.

—  WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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