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A Historical Reenactor

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Charlie Schroeder talks about the year he spent reenacting one battle after another, from ancient Rome to Stalingrad, in his book Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment.

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As Texas Goes

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Gail Collins talks about her book, As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda and how ideas from Texas, more than the East or West coasts, drive U.S politics.

— Events: Gail Collins at Kaufman Concert Hall | June 14, 2012 at 8 pm | Gail Collins at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library | June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 

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Constitution State Check-In

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy discusses some of his recent legislative efforts in Connecticut - from education reform to death penalty reform - and the state of national politics.

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Wall Street Money: Good for Romney?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, Greg David, questions whether Wall Street's "embrace" of Mitt Romney is good for Romney or the economy.

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The Wisconsin Recall Election

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Wisconsin voters rejected the efforts to recall Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin Reporter's Matt Kittle and The Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson discuss the results of the election, and the implications for other 2012 elections.

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Can't Recall

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Wisconsin voters have rejected the measure to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker. Matt Kittle of the Wisconsin Reporter and Nia Malika-Henderson of the Washington Post discuss the implications. Plus: Gail Collins on how Texas is "hijacking" the national political agenda; Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy; and adventures in historical reenactments.

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21st Century Dictatorships

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

William Dobson, politics and foreign affairs editor at Slate and the author of The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, looks at how both world dictatorships and their opponents are adapting to technological advances.

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NJ Election Day Guide

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Lee Keough, managing editor of NJSpotlight.com, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, take an in-depth look at today's New Jersey state primary election.

→ Resources: NJ Spotlight Voter Guide | 10th District Interviews | 9th District Interviews | New District Map

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Albany and City Hall Roundup: Arrests, Livery Cabs, Casinos, Soda

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Capital New York political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the Cuomo administration's decision to put pressure on the NYPD stop and frisk policy; the collapse of the Queens casino deal; livery cab bill latest; and the fallout from Mayor Bloomberg's war on big soda.

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So Long, Farewell

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Do we short-change good-byes to start anew? MacArthur prize-winning sociologist and Harvard education professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot asks this question in her new book Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free, as she explores how we leave one thing and move on to the next.

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Baby-Friendly New Jersey

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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From Venus to Shuttles, How to Get Kids Hooked on Science

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

There's lots of buzz around the Venus Crossing and Shuttle Enterprise -- but the US still lags behind the rest of the world in educating young scientists and engineers. David Plotz discusses Slate's project to figure out how to create better STEM education.

→ Your Guide to Today in Science and Engineering: Watch Venus Live | NYTimes Guide to Venus WatchingTrack the Shuttle Enterprise on EarthCam

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Enter and Exit

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It's primary day in New Jersey. NJ Spotlight presents a last-minute voter guide, and a breakdown of why these races matter for the region and the country. Plus: Azi Paybarah and Ailsa Chang on why the Cuomo administration is looking into NYPD tactics; the state of dictatorship; and how to make a graceful exit.

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Parents and Tight Public School Budgets

Monday, June 04, 2012

Kyle Spencer, freelance education reporter and New York Times contributor, discusses parents digging deeper into their pockets to relieve tight public school budgets

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End of War: Anthony Swofford

Monday, June 04, 2012

Former U.S. Marine and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford talks about his new book, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and continues the discussion on the end of war.

→ EVENT: Swofford will be reading from and discussing Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway.

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Plants Like Us

Monday, June 04, 2012

Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University and author of What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses, talks about how plants relate to the world through their senses -- and the DNA they share with humans.

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Economic Crimes

Monday, June 04, 2012

When he won the Oscar for the documentary "Inside Job," director Charles Ferguson asked why no one responsible for the financial crisis went to jail.  He looks for answers in his new book Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America.

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Paul Krugman Weighs In

Monday, June 04, 2012

Paul Krugman, op-ed columnist for the New York Times and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses his views of the economy and how to fix it--and the politics of getting it done.

→ Event: Paul Krugman at Union Square Barnes and Noble | Tonight at 7pm | More Info

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Liberal Dose

Monday, June 04, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman argues against austerity and for stimulus here and in Europe. Charles Ferguson famously pointed out not a single financial executive has gone to jail in his Oscar acceptance speech for "Inside Job"; he explores the reasons in his new book. Also: End of War continues with Jarhead author Anthony Swofford and the "emotional" life of plants.

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Meet 'Flame'

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wired senior reporter Kim Zetter discusses 'Flame,' the latest tool of cyberweaponry infecting Iranian computers.

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