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Violence Interrupters

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses her reporting on violence interrupters, and what they do to try to stop violent crime in the city. Director of Save Our Streets Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Amy Ellenbogen, and violence interrupter for Harlem's Street Corner Resources, Dedric Hammond who goes by Beloved, join the conversation. 

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Overruling Plan B

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wall Street Journal reporter, Jennifer Corbett Dooren, talks about the surprise move by HHS to overrule the FDA on age restrictions for the Plan B emergency contraception pill. 

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Don't Blink

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Mary Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler and the co-author with Alisa Bowman of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us, says that relying on fear and emotion won't keep us safe.

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Two Ways To Be Against The Cuomo Tax Plan

Thursday, December 08, 2011

John Petro, urban affairs policy analyst at the Drum Major Institute, and E.J. McMahon, Tax and Budgetary Studies senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, discuss why they think the Cuomo tax plan will hurt city services and benefit the wealthy. 

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Spread the Word

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Supreme Court has just refused to hear a case about New York City schools prohibiting religious services on school premises. Hear what it means for area schools and worship groups. Plus: ABC's Christiane Amanpour on covering pro-democracy movements abroad and the elections in the U.S.; the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor; and the case against thrift and for consumer culture.

 

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Amanpour on Covering Democracy

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christiane Amanpour, host of ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour, talks about reporting on and covering pro-democracy movements this past year, and entering the presidential election cycle as a talk show host.

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Spend Away

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Professor of history at Rutgers University and the author of Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your SoulJames Livingston takes the counterintuitive view that under-consumption wrecked the economy.

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Churches Out of Schools

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

After the Supreme Court let stand a ruling that the NYC Department of Education would not be discriminating if they prohibited renting space for worship services, several area congregations are scrambling to find alternative space. New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera (D, Bronx 14), founder of the New Life Outreach International church, and Matt Brown, organizing pastor of Park Slope Presbyterian Church, which is now holding Sunday morning services at John Jay High School, discuss the issue.

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A Big Week For Astronomy

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

It's been a big week for astronomy, with the discovery of both a giant black hole, and a "new Earth" -- a planet with very earth-like qualities about 600 light years away. Phil Plait, aka "The Bad Astronomer" at Discover Magazine, discusses the latest.

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New New York Taxes

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the Daily News, explains the new deal on taxes announced yesterday.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Steven Gillon, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, author of Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War, and resident historian for the History Channel, talks about the ensuing 24 hours and takes calls from WWII veterans.

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Mona Eltahawy on Egypt's Ongoing Revolution

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Egyptian writer and activist Mona Eltahawy will discuss the recent news from Egypt, including her detention and the injuries she sustained at the hands of security forces.

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Germany's Economic Exceptionalism

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his recent article on the German economy and the latest news on the Eurozone crisis. 

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In Search of Solutions

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Governor Cuomo has a new plan to stimulate job growth, and part of that plan reportedly includes a more progressive tax system where the rich pay more. State Senator Liz Krueger (D-26), who represents parts of Manhattan, discusses what Cuomo will have to include in the plan in order to gain her support. Plus: your calls about how you think public school teachers should be evaluated and if larger class size is a good trade-off for having only the best teachers; the ins and outs of the Germany economy in the context of the Euro Zone debt crisis; and some design solutions for New York’s waterfront given the risks of global climate change.

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Thousands of Votes Tossed Out

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tens of thousands of votes were thrown out last year. Hear Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, discuss why he thinks those votes were not counted and what to do about it.

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Rising Water

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hurricane Irene demonstrated the risks of flooding along NYC's waterfront. Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky, principals at Architecture Research Office LLC, offered solutions for Lower Manhattan as part of a recent MOMA exhibition on global warming, now in book form: Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront.

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Evaluating Teachers

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Philissa Cramer, managing editor at Gotham Schools.org,  talks about disputes over teachers: principals are objecting to test scores for evaluations and Mayor Bloomberg has a modest proposal for class sizes. 

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Sen. Liz Krueger (D-26) on Gov. Cuomo's Tax Proposal

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Liz Krueger, who represents Manhattan's 26th district in the New York State Senate, reacts to reports that Governor Cuomo will propose a higher tax rate for high income earners.

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Historical Record

Monday, December 05, 2011

Of all the candidates in the GOP presidential field, Newt Gingrich has the longest record on the national stage. Conservative columnist Matt Towery and Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek Magazine, give their perspective from the left and the right on the candidate. Plus: the environmental crisis of how we think; advice for procrastinators who can still meet Medicare’s open enrollment deadline this week; and big changes ahead for the New York Public Library.

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