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The New India

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ever wonder what it's like to work at a call center in Delhi? Hear Siddhartha Deb, creative writing teacher at the New School and journalist, who went undercover at just such a place, discuss his study of post-globalization India in the book, The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.

EVENT: Siddhartha Deb will be at the Barnes & Nobles in Tribeca on Warren Street at 6 p.m. tonight.

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HPV Vaccine Issue for GOP

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

With the GOP divided over the HPV vaccine issue that has come up in the presidential primary race, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker magazine Ryan Lizza discusses the politics of both sides.

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Census Report on Poverty

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rachel Black, a policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, looks at the new Census Bureau report showing a record number of Americans living below the poverty line.

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Debates Rage On

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What did we learn from the outcome of the NY Congressional District 9 special election between Bob Turner (R) and David Weprin (D)? Hear analysis from Capital Tonight’s Liz Benjamin. Plus: former PBS News anchor Jim Lehrer reflects on moderating presidential debates; an explanation about why GOP presidential candidates are debating the HPV vaccine; the politics of famine with author Thomas Keneally; and Siddhartha Deb on five stories from the New India.

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NY-9: What Did We Learn?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The results are in. Republican Bob Turner beats Democrat David Weprin in the NY-9 seat. Digest the outcome with Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight and blogger at the State of Politics blog.

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Polygamous Marriage: Love Times Three

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joe DargerAlina Darger, and Valerie Darger, Independent Fundamentalist Mormons and co-authors, with Vicki Darger and Brooke Adams, of Love Times Three: Our True Story of A Polygamous Marriage, talk about life in a plural marriage and their advocacy work on behalf of polygamists.

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David Carr on Tech Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, discusses the departure of Michael Arrington from TechCrunch and AOL, the ethical fine line in tech journalism, and where niche websites fit into the larger media landscape.

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The Future of the US Postal Service

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission, Ruth Goldway, explains why the U.S. Postal Service could be facing a shut down and what could be done to prevent default.

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Fatherhood and Testosterone

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New York Times science reporter, Pam Belluck, talks about the new study showing a hormonal response to circumstances -- a man's testosterone level drops when he becomes a father. 

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: Special Elections in NYC

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colin Campbell, the man behind the Brooklyn Politics blog, and Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico, discuss the special elections taking place in the NY-9, 54th AD, and elsewhere in the area.

Did you vote today? Tell us how you voted and why. Phones will be open 212.433.WNYC, or post in the comments below!

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In Good Times and Bad

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Four local races are being decided in today’s special election, including the NY-9. Ben Smith of Politico and Colin Campbell of The Brooklyn Politics discuss what the votes will mean. Plus: as the U.S. Postal Service nears default, Congress weighs proposals on how to cut costs and increase revenue; a polygamist family on how they raise 24 children and manage their marriage; the high-end eyewear industry; and the ethics of tech coverage with David Carr of The New York Times

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As Goes Bank of America?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC, looks at Bank of America's decision to downsize and layoff 30,000 workers.

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Greece, France, and Fears About the Eurozone

Monday, September 12, 2011

It looks like Greece will get another bailout, but fears about economic instability in that country continue to threaten the entire Eurozone. Chris Giles, economics editor for the Financial Times, discusses the latest market news.

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Politicians and 9/11

Monday, September 12, 2011

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, talk about Sunday's 9/11 ceremony and the latest political news.

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Mapping It Out

Monday, September 12, 2011

We’ll take your calls about how you marked 9/11. Plus: a conversation with WNYC reporter and Transportation Nation blog director Andrea Bernstein and WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly about the politics of the weekend’s events. And: DNAInfo columnist Murray Weiss mapped crime data by New York City neighborhood. He’ll break down his NYC crime map.

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Looking for Work in Canada

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies, talks about the trend of Americans moving to Canada looking for work and explains what it is about the Canadian economy that's so attractive.

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Google, Zagat, Yelp, You

Monday, September 12, 2011

Raphael Brion, national editor of Eater, talks about Google's acquisition of Zagat and user-generated restaurant reviews.

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Mapping Crime

Monday, September 12, 2011

New York news site DNAinfo has mapped data from the New York Police Department and the U.S. Census Bureau, Murray Weiss, columnist for DNAinfo, looks at the picture it paints of NYC neighborhoods.

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Interdependence Day

Monday, September 12, 2011

Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, talks about the 9th annual observation of September 12th as "Interdependence Day" with a focus on global unity.

EVENT: "World café"-style community discussions today at 3LD ART & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 80 Greenwich St.

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Special Election Tomorrow: David Weprin Checks In

Monday, September 12, 2011

David Weprin, Democratic candidate in the race to replace Anthony Weiner for the congressional seat representing NY-9, talks about the election tomorrow.

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