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Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coverage continues as the RNC enters its third full day. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:

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Slideshow: Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

(Photos by BL Show producer Paige Cowett in Tampa)

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Making it Official

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Convention coverage continues with NPR's Mara Liasson, Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of pro-life advocacy group The Susan B. Anthony List, discusses reproductive health and the election. Plus: It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale checks in from Tampa. 

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coverage continues as the RNC enters its second full day, and we review the events of the previous night including Governor Chris Christie's speech. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:

  • Bob Hennelly, senior reporter at WNYC News, with analysis of last night's keynote speech from Christie
  • New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the NJ Democratic State Committeee, reacts to Christie's keynote address
  • Bill Adair, editor at PolitiFact, dissects a Romney ad that claims Obama is cutting work requirements for welfare recipients
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The Whole Truth

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

After Governor Chris Christie's big keynote address, WNYC's Bob Hennelly joins us live from the convention for analysis. New Jersey Democratic Committee Chair John Wisniewski provides a rebuttal to the speech. Bill Adair of PolitiFact.com evaluates a few of the Romney campaign's statements from the convention, and we talk to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and It's a Free Country blogger Baratunde Thurston in Tampa.

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our coverage continues of the RNC live from Radio Row. Featuring:

  • Tara Wall, senior Romney communications advisor
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and 2004 RNC keynote speaker
  • Baratunde Thurston, comedian and author
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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Republican convention officially begins after losing Day 1 to severe weather. Coverage continues live from radio row, featuring:

  • John Sununu, former Governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff under George H. W. Bush
  • Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator of Washington Week and a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour
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Apple vs. Samsung

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chris Sprigman, professor of law at the University of Virginia and co-author of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, discusses what Apple's latest victory against Samsung means for technological innovation in the future.

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Getting the Party Started

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

As the Republican National Convention finally gets under way, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and It’s a Free Country reporter Anna Sale join us with live coverage from Tampa. New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean, Jr looks ahead to Governor Christie’s keynote address tonight. Plus: law professor Chris Sprigman weighs in on Apple’s victory over Samsung in court – and what that could mean for future innovation in technology. 

→ Convention Special Tonight: Swing State Call-In at 7pm EST

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Monday, August 27, 2012

Coverage continues of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Featuring:

  • Jake Tapper, ABC News senior White House correspondent
  • John Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations (under George W Bush) and current senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Herman Cain, primary candidate for the GOP presidential nomination
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Vito Lopez Scandal

Monday, August 27, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talks about the sexual harassment charges against Brooklyn Democratic Party leader and Assembly Member Vito Lopez.

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Monday, August 27, 2012

The RNC has postponed the Republican convention start to Tuesday. We discuss the planning, delays, and the emerging story lines of the convention. Featuring:

  • Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic
  • Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway Washington correspondent
  • Dean Skelos, Republican majority leader in the New York Senate, on the New York delegation
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MTA Tax Reversal

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ted Mann, transportation reporter for the Wall Street Journal's Greater New York section, talks about the judge’s ruling against the MTA payroll tax.

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Eye of the Storm

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 1 of the Republican National Convention has been postponed because of the impending landfall of Hurricane Isaac. Molly Ball of The Atlantic checks in from Tampa on the state of affairs, Dean Skelos discusses the New York delegation, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Plus: what the MTA payroll tax ruling means, and powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez in trouble.

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Shooting At the Empire State Building

Friday, August 24, 2012

A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.

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Teaching Bravery

Friday, August 24, 2012

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety offers advice for helping children overcome anxiety and stress.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Social

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's That's My Issue Day, when we're inviting you to make an Issue Badge and share it with your friends. And as we do, the phones are open to talk about how your friends and others - teachers, parents, anyone - have influenced your politics. Have you had an experience with another person shape the way you view an issue? Call 212-433-9692.

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David Sanger on Iran

Friday, August 24, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and WNYC contributor, discusses his reporting on the progress of Iran's nuclear program and how regional tensions are playing out. Sanger is also the author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars And Surprising Use of American Power.

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Older Fathers and Autism

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about the latest research that shows older fathers increase a child's risk for autism and schizophrenia.

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