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Elephants, Endorsements and Ethics

Poachers are killing elephants in Africa at alarming levels, The New York Times refuses to endorse Governor Cuomo, Jules Feiffer; and changes are coming to the way we book flights.
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Jules Feiffer Goes Noir

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bronx-born Obie, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright, author and illustrator talks about his new graphic novel and looks back on his career. 
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Is There Such a Thing As 'The Black Community'?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ron Christie contends there is no monolithic black community. Do you agree?
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Why the New York Times Didn't Endorse Anyone for Governor

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Terry Tang, deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times, explains the decision by the editorial board to not endorse either Governor Cuomo or his challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Teachout's running mate Tim Wu did get their backing over the governor's pick, Kathy Hochul.

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Orbitz Isn't Cheaper, and Other Things We Learned About Plane Tickets

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over a decade ago, American Airlines was a co-creator of Orbitz. This week, the airline has pulled its flights from the Online Travel Agent (OTA) during a contract dispute. Charisse Jones, who covers the travel industry for USA Today, talks about why airlines are trying to wrestle power back from OTAs, and what it all means for consumers.

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African Elephants Could Be Extinct In 100 Years

Thursday, August 28, 2014

100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012. If nothing changes, these elephants could be extinct in 100 years.
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Is New York Safe For The DNC? NYPD Sergeants Union Says No

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association says the mayor’s policies could take the city back “to the bad old days.” And, he added, Al Sharpton isn’t helping.
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Is This The Best Way To Give To Charities?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is on its way to raising $100 million for the ALS Association, but a one-off donation to a disease-specific organization may not be your most effective move.
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Meet the Candidates from Brooklyn Running for a State Senate Seat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are both vying to fill Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' old State Senate seat, and they joined us for back-to-back interviews. 
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Political Extremes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

John Avlon, columnist and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and the author of Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama (Beast Books Revised Edition, 2014), talks about today's political climate of hyper-partisanship.

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Women Changing Workplaces

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A look at the challenges facing women who are switching jobs. 
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Donate, Vote and Change Jobs Wisely

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, is not supporting the mayor’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 because of what he calls a return to the “bad old days of high crime.” Plus: Fusion’s Felix Salmon worries giving to the ALS Association…you know, through the Ice Bucket Challenge…isn’t the most effective place to donate your money; a look at the current climate of hyper-partisanship; meet the candidates running for the state senate seat that now-Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams used to hold; and stories from women who have left a stable job for something better – a move women make much less often than men.

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A Comedian Who's Serious About Running for Governor

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The former political satirist Randy Credico wants to raise minimum wage, lower bus and subway fares, and legalize marijuana, and he's on the ballot for September 9th's primary.
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What's "Aggressive Liking"?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Caroline Knorr, Common Sense parenting editor, offers back-to-school advice on how kids use social media (and when parents should be concerned).
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Let's Talk About Talking About HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In a recent opinion piece in The New York TimesDr.Paul Offit asked: "How do we separate "the sex talk" from the first dose of HPV vaccine?" The professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about why HPV vaccination rates are so low despite the risk of dangerous cancers and what doctors can do about it. Plus: what it means that New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has announced that she has HPV. 

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Taking the Temperature of Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Listeners report how this relatively cold summer has affected their summer businesses.
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ISIS in Syria

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dion Nissenbaum, national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal, discusses the latest news on ISIS
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ISIS and Syria; Social Media and School; Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As the kids get ready to go back to school, parents may fret about social media and too much smartphone time. Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense, offers advice on how to deal with Twitter, Facebook and all the devices.  Plus:  the continuing crisis over ISIS; activist, comedian and NYS Democratic primary candidate for governor Randy Credico; and a check-in for all those warm weather-dependent business owners in this exceptionally cool summer. 

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Hong Kong Rallies

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York Times reporter Michael Forsythe talks about the island's pro-democracy movement and the counter-protest held by Beijing loyalists earlier this week.
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Your Primer for the Primaries

Monday, August 25, 2014

In just about two weeks, New Yorkers vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and other races. Here's what you need to know about the candidates.
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Listeners Report on Bay Area Quake

Monday, August 25, 2014

Listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area call in with reports on yesterday's earthquake and share what it's like to live on fault lines.
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