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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 2

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

We continue our coverage of Day 2 of the DNC with a democratic round robin of the tri-state area. Also, That's My Issue stories from Democrats.  Featuring:

  • Dana Redd, mayor of Camden, and vice-chairwoman of the New Jersey Democratic Party
  • Keith Wright, co-chair of New York State Democratic Party and assemblyman from Harlem
  • Chris Murphy, Connecticut congressman (D-5th) and U.S. Senate candidate
  • Anna Sale, It's a Free Country reporter
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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 1

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

It's Day 2 of the DNC in Charlotte. The show covers the first night, and reactions to the Democrats' message. Featuring:

  • Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and author of The Obamas, now out in paperback, previews the personal message from the candidate and his family at the DNC, and explains how the party will use Michelle Obama in this campaign.
  • Aaron Smith, executive director of Young Invincibles
  • Tom Perriello, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district  
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From the Other Side

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Democratic National Convention got under way last night with a speech from Michelle Obama. Jodi KantorNew York Times correspondent and author of The Obamas, joins us from Charlotte to look at the role the First Lady will play in the campaign. Aaron Smith, president of youth advocacy group Young Invincibles, talks about issues facing young voters and how the candidates can attract them at the polls. Plus: Camden Mayor and New Jersey Democratic Chair-woman Dana Redd and It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale round out our convention coverage.

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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 2

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Our coverage continues of the DNC live from radio row, featuring:

  • Bob Hennelly on the NYS delegation in the wake of the Vito Lopez and Sheldon Silver scandal
  • Liz Bartolomeo, communications manager for government transparency advocacy group The Sunlight Foundation
  • and a call-in for women of both parties on how they weigh reproductive rights against other issues when deciding which presidential candidate gets their votes.
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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 1

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Democratic convention officially begins in Charlotte. Coverage continues live from radio row, featuring:

  • Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent for the PBS Newshour
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Representative (D-FL-20) and chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME
  • John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton and founder and chair of the Center for American Progress
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Shifting Focus

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ahead of tonight's Democratic National Convention kickoff, we turn our attention from Tampa to Charlotte with committee chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour senior correspondentAFSCME president Lee Saunders discusses organized labor issues and the election. Plus: Liz Bartolomeo, communications manager for government transparency advocacy group The Sunlight Foundation, explains money and influence behind the scenes at the conventions. 

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Obama's Back Story

Monday, September 03, 2012

David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of Barack Obama: The Story, looks at President Obama's early years and how his childhood and youth influenced his presidency.

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Parks Commissioner Benepe's Exit Interview

Monday, September 03, 2012

Outgoing NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe reflects upon his ten years overseeing the Parks Department, talks about the future of NYC Parks and his move to the Trust for Public Land.

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Real Good

Monday, September 03, 2012

How are we to differentiate real from "pseudo" morality? Cheryl Mendelson, who teaches philosophy at Barnard College, has some ideas in her new book, The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World. She joins us to talk about the status of morality in contemporary American life.

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Seeger In His Own Words

Monday, September 03, 2012

Acclaimed singer and activist Pete Seeger talks about his life, the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, and the new book, Pete Seeger: His Life in His Own Words.

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The Outsourced Self

Monday, September 03, 2012

Professor emerita of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley Arlie Hochschild continues her exploration of the intersection of the home and the market in her new book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times.

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Lives At Work

Monday, September 03, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. But you can keep the conversation going in the comments section!

American folk icon Pete Seeger reflects on his music and activism. Plus: David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post discusses how Obama’s early life has affected his presidency; an exit interview with NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; Barnard philosophy professor Cheryl Mendelson talks about the difference between morality and “pseudo” morality; author Margaret Atwood previews the documentary "Payback;" and University of California at Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Hochschild demonstrates the intersection of home and market.

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Margaret Atwood on Debt

Monday, September 03, 2012

Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discuss the documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 book of essays on debt.

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Open Phones: #Eastwooding

Friday, August 31, 2012

During last night's remarks at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood addressed an imaginary Obama sitting in an empty chair to his side. We'll take this conceit and run with it: if you could have a conversation with someone sitting on an empty stool next to you, who would it be, and what would you say? It doesn't have to be about politics - anyone in the stool counts. Call 212-433-9692 or post your conversation transcript below!

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The Week in (Non-Convention) News

Friday, August 31, 2012

Josh Voorhees, editor of The Slatest, discusses the news stories we missed while covering the GOP convention.

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New School Year Preview

Friday, August 31, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, talk about some of the issues facing New York City's public schools as they get ready for teachers and students next week.

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Republican Convention Coverage Wrap-Up

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cokie Roberts, senior news analyst for NPR News and an ABC News political commentator, wraps up convention coverage with analysis of Romney's speech.

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Speech! Speech!

Friday, August 31, 2012

John McWhorter, linguist, New Republic contributing editor and the author of What Language Is (And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be), talks about the Republicans' rhetorical choices.

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Choose Your Words

Friday, August 31, 2012

As GOP convention coverage winds down and Mitt Romney becomes the party's official candidate, we look back on the week in Tampa with Cokie Roberts of ABC News and NPR. Linguist and political analyst John McWhorter examines the language from the convention's speeches. WNYC’s Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan explain what returning students can expect next week. Plus, #Eastwooding

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coverage continues of the RNC live from Radio Row in Tampa. Featuring:

  • Chuck Grassley, senator from Iowa and ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee
  • John Taylor, economics adviser for Romney campaign
  • New York Congressman Michael Grimm
  • Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter
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