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The Campaign Trail To the NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer, University of Maryland law professor and the author of The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century, offers analysis of Governor Romney's message yesterday and of Vice President Biden's speech today at the NAACP convention in Houston.

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Keeping Cool: Community Impact

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Every week in July, Stan Cox, a senior scientist at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Losing Our Cool, discusses the world of air conditioning. This week: how air conditioning has changed our local communities and society as a whole.

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Eat The City

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Robin Shulman reporter and author of Eat The City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, talks about the people of New York City who grow veggies, butcher meat, fish, beekeep, brew beer and make wine in the city.

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On The Trail

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It’s a Free Country political reporter Anna Sale joins us live from Colorado as she travels through the swing states talking to the most coveted voters in the country. Plus: civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill discusses Governor Romney and Vice President Biden’s speeches at the NAACP convention this week; the July series on air conditioning continues; and the butchers, farmers, fishmongers, beekeepers, and beer makers of New York City.

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Open Phones: Stuyvesant Cheating Double-Standard?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

70 Stuyvesant High School students will have to take their state exams over again after an investigation found they cheated on their tests last month using their cell phones. Six students will be suspended, and one other may have to switch schools. Tell us: how widespread do you think cheating is, and does this punishment fit the crime? Do you think there’s an academic double-standard? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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Warm Weather and Climate Change

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The first six months of 2012 were the hottest on record. Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, takes a look at record warm temperatures across the county and the world and their connections to global warming.

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Meet the Candidates: Joe Kyrillos

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos, (R-13th legislative district) representing parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, talks about winning the primary to run against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D NJ).

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The Future of the Roberts Court

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses what we now know about John Robert’s path to supporting the individual mandate, and reports of a schism among conservatives on the nation's highest court.

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Tour de France Explained

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, discusses the rules, strategy, and etiquette of the Tour de France. 

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Highs and Lows

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times explains what we know about the Roberts Court and reports of a conservative rift. Plus: a discussion about what’s having the biggest impact on the state of campaign finance today – and it’s not SuperPACs. Then, the U.S. has seen the warmest six months on record, what does it tell us about global warming?; New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) on his candidacy for the U.S. Senate; and what you always wanted to know about the Tour de France.

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Where Secret Political Money Really Comes From

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at Sunlight Foundation, which advocates for more transparent government, explains the state of campaign finance today, and how it's 501(c)(4)s - not the SuperPACs - that are having the biggest impact.

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Open Phones: Your Micro-Apartment

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg announced a design competition for a building full of "micro-units" yesterday. Jerilyn Perine, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Council, explains what kinds of housing are needed in the city and which kinds of regulations are on the books.

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'Singin' in the Rain' and Other Favorites To Calm Anxious Minds

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, said on Monday's show that he watches "Singin' In the Rain" to quell a bout of severe anxiety. We asked our Facebook fans to share their own anxiety-reducing film favorites. Here are some of their picks.

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Bounce Back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Andrew Zolli, executive director and curator of the PopTech community of innovators and co-author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, discusses his new book examining why some systems and communities are able to recover quickly from crisis when others are not.

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The NYPD and "Reasonable Suspicion"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Judges have overturned some convictions arising from the city's controversial stop-and-frisk program, saying NYPD officers didn't have the needed "reasonable suspicion" to stop and frisk the suspects. WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang looks at how individual officers make that call.

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Romney Offshore

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nicholas Shaxson, journalist and author of Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, talks about his Vanity Fair article examining Mitt Romney's offshore financial dealings.

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What the ConEd Lockout Means for Labor

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Susan Schurman, dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, discusses the ConEd lockout as it relates to the larger conversation about the role of labor unions and strategy.

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Gray Areas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Obama camp and others are criticizing Mitt Romney for his offshore bank accounts and other complicated personal finance strategies. Hear Nicholas Shaxson, the journalist who investigated Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts for Vanity Fair, discuss what he found out and why we should care. Plus: WNYC’s Ailsa Chang looks at how NYPD officers decide whether they have “reasonable suspicion” to stop and frisk; The New York Times columnist Joe Nocera explains what the LIBOR is in the context of the Barclay’s scandal; and a conversation about what makes something or someone resilient.

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Joe Nocera Explains LIBOR

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera explains the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index in the context of the allegations that Barclays manipulated that key rate benchmark.

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Monday, July 09, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, talks about his new book and his past struggles with crippling anxiety.

→ EVENT: Release party and reading | Wednesday, July 11, 7pm | BookCourt (163 Court St., Brooklyn)

→ EVENT: Reading and book signing | Thursday, July 12, 7pm | Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington, Long Island)

THE SCRAPBOOK: Smith cites "Singin' in the Rain" as a calming influence during bouts of anxiety. Inspired by his example, here are some of listeners' favorite movies for anxious moments.

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