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Over the Line

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Elizabeth Goitein, talks about their investigation into the NYPD’s use of and involvement with the controversial anti-Islam film “The Third Jihad”. Plus: a conversation about the battle for the Latino vote in Florida ahead of the GOP primary election there; the January series on the airline industry continues with what lies ahead for the industry; proposed changes to the diagnostic definition of autism; and how technology is affecting how we know what we know.

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Glock of Ages

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A new book tells the history of perhaps the most popular and influential weapon in the world. Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his new book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

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Story Pirates States of the Union (Exclusive Download)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This is Politics Bites. Every once in a while we'll post short audio to It's A Free Country: The Podcast that deserves a little extra attention.

The Story Pirates take stories written by kids and turn them into musical theater. For the State of the Union 2012, It's A Free Country asked our audience to answer the question: “What would you say if you were addressing the country?”

The Story Pirates compiled the answers and some responses from their own workshops - with kids from ages 6 to 17 - and here are the results. Take a listen, download for free!

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Who Is Sheldon Adelson?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forbes managing editor, Bruce Upbin and Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, talk about casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in light of his support for Newt Gingrich and other conservative causes. 

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Open Phones: Sh** My Relatives In Florida Say

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

You know the meme "Shi** [[Insert Demographic]] Say"? We'll open the phones to riff on that and ask "What do your relatives in Florida say?" If you have a connection to the Sunshine State, what are you hearing about the GOP race, Florida politics, and more? Call in 212.433.9692...

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Open Phones: React to SOTU

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hear excerpts from President Obama's SOTU speech last night and call in with your reactions. Plus Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance reports on reactions to the President's Multinational Corporation tax proposals, and Occupy Wall Street organizer Justin Wedes reacts on the themes of inequality in the President's speech. 

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Jennifer Granholm: Keeping Current

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former governor of Michigan (D) and host of "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," Jennifer Granholm, talks about her new show and responds to the State of the Union and the presidential campaign. 

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Words and Deeds

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm joins to discuss her political career, her new show on CurrentTV, and last night’s State of the Union address. Plus: your calls and reaction to the goals President Obama laid out in this election year; the story of Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who is supporting Newt Gingrich for President among other conservative causes; and Paul M. Barrett on “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”

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Oscar Nods and Misses

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A.O. Scott, chief film critic of The New York Times, and Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's "Culture Gabfest," compare notes on this year's Oscar nominations (just released this morning), and discuss recent changes in the requirements for best documentary.

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STEM Learning

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses how to get your child exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) both in and outside of school.

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SOTU and Debates

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, talks about the Republican candidates, the president's speech and his New Yorker piece on post-post-partisanship.

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Christie, His Courts, and Garden State Marriage Equality

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gov. Christie appoints two new judicial nominees, and New Jersey supporters of marriage equality rally in Trenton. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for the New Jersey News Service, give us the latest. 

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World Power Plan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under Carter; counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and co-author of Strategic Vision:  America and the Crisis of Global Power, offers a foreign policy blueprint for the 21st century.

EVENT: Booksigning at Barnes & Noble Union Square 1/24 at 7PM in conversation with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

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Under the Microscope

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

President Obama has promised to try to improve education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses the President’s record on STEM learning and what parents should know about getting kids excited about those fields. Plus: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Carter foreign policy blueprint for the 21st Century; a look ahead to the GOP primary in Florida and tonight's State of the Union speech; and the Oscar nominations with New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott and Slate’s film critic, Dana Stevens.

»» Join our State of the Union Twitter conversation using the hashtag

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Tom Perriello on Progress and Action

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tom Perriello, former Congressman, discusses his new role as president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the role of progressives in the 2012 elections and what he wants to hear from tomorrow's State of the Union address. 

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Happy Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's the "Year of the Water Dragon"--which is considered particularly special. Sheryl WuDunn will explain why and talk about the massive migration of 200 million people travelling for the one big holiday of the year in China. WuDunn is an investment banker and writer, Pulitzer-prize winning former reporter with the New York Times and the co-author, with husband Nicholas Kristof of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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Post-South Carolina: Newt Surging, Romney Fights Back

Monday, January 23, 2012

Eleanor Clift, contributor to Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, discusses Newt Gingrich's victory in South Carolina, what it means for the 2012 GOP race and what to expect from the all-important Florida primary.

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CFPB Priorities

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maya Jackson Randall, financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the priorities for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new director Richard Cordray. 

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The South Carolina Primary Map

Monday, January 23, 2012

Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the South Carolina primary vote broke down by demographics. Check out the Patchwork Nation results map below, and read more analysis from Dante Chinni here.

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A Year in Infrastructure

Monday, January 23, 2012

Andrea Bernstein, director of the public radio Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at the ups and downs of transit and infrastructure politics through a chart of presidential word usage with WNYC reporter Alex Goldmark

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