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Whitney Houston and New Jersey Flags

Friday, February 17, 2012

David Cruz, reporter for NJTV, talks about Whitney Houston's ties to New Jersey and Gov. Christie's decision to fly flags at half-staff in tribute to her. What do you think? Did the Governor make the right call in flying flags at half-staff? Let us know!

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Teacher Evaluation System Announced

Friday, February 17, 2012

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York, discusses how New York State education officials and teachers' unions came to a compromise and how teacher evaluations will be done.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bruce Sinofsky, director, with Joe Berlinger, of "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," discusses the final film of the trilogy telling the story of three boys murdered in West Memphis and the campaign the filmmakers helped launch to free the teenagers convicted of the crimes. 

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Interracial Marriage at All Time High

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fifteen percent of new marriages are between spouses of different races--and 8.4% of all marriages in the United States are between people of different races. That's an all-time high. Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, director of Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project, and editor of the new report on interracial marriage in the United States, discusses the trend.

Listeners: Are you in an interracial marriage? Did anyone give you grief about it? Comment here!

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Down to The Wire

Friday, February 17, 2012

New York State education officials and teachers’ unions have reached a last-minute agreement on teacher evaluations. UFT President Michael Mulgrew explains the new system. Then, New York City Comptroller John Liu on his state of the city speech and mayoral hopes. Plus: interracial marriage is at an all-time high; how Newark is honoring Whitney Houston; and one of the directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory explains how the film helped three wrongfully convicted men get freed from prison.

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Watch: Marwan Bishara on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst for Al Jazeera English, host of Empire, the monthly show about global powers, and author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: John Horgan On Whether War Is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of the new book The End of War, John Horgan, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War, which Horgan's book inspired: Is War Inevitable?

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Class Warfare GOP Style, the Tea Party Bind, and Megadeth?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Episode #6: It may be the lull between Florida and Super Tuesday, but lots still going on in GOP race, including an interesting rural/urban divide as Rick Santorum gains momentum. Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, and Todd Zwillich discuss what class warfare means for the GOP; if Romney can talk about the auto industry but not the bailout; and how the Tea Party continues to put Republican leadership in a bind. Oh, and yeah: Jeremy Lin.

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Why Michigan Matters

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR, discusses the Michigan primary, how Mitt Romney is talking about his stance on the auto bailout, and Rick Santorum’s rise.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: If a Tree Falls

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marshall Curry, director of If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, discusses his look at the post-9/11 prosecution of a 90s-era "eco-terrorist."

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The Al Jazeera Revolution

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst for Al Jazeera English, host of Empire, the monthly show about global powers, and author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions, counters the perception of the "Arab Spring" as a spontaneous uprising.

EVENT: "The Invisible Arab", a discussion with Marwan Bishara of Al Jazeera, hosted by the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, takes place this evening, Thursday, February 16th from 6pm-8pm. Registration is required and doors open at 5:30pm. To register, click here.

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The Global Parent: Family and Community

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), joins us weekly in February to talk about the "best practices" of parenting around the world. This week: a look at how parents draw the lines around family and community.

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US-China Relations in an Election Year

Thursday, February 16, 2012

As Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping visits the US this week, Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on United States - China Relations, discusses how the Obama administration and election year politics are affecting ties between the US and China. 

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Not Spontaneous

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The West was blindsided by the Arab Spring. That’s according to Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera English senior political analyst and author of the new book The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution. He’ll discuss misconceptions about the Arab revolutions and what to expect in that region in 2012. Plus: Marshall Curry, director of the Oscar nominated documentary “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front;” and Mei-Ling Hopgood is back for the third installment of our series “The Global Parent.”

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Open Phones: Stop and Frisk

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yesterday the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report saying that the NYPD has conducted more than 4.3 million street stops under the Bloomberg Administration, about 88 percent of which resulted in no arrest or summons. If you have been stopped and frisked or if you are a police officer or former police officer, call us with your experiences on 212-433-WNYC or leave a comment below. 

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio discusses his proposal to use pension funds to create local jobs as well as his potential candidacy for mayor.

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What Else, Besides Contraception, Is Covered?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Usha Ranji, associate director for Women's Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, looks at what, besides contraception, must be covered in all health insurance plans under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Pina

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Filmmaker, Wim Wenders discusses his Oscar-nominated documentary "Pina" -- a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, done in 3D.

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Greek Austerity and Protest

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Peter Coy, Economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the spending cuts approved by Greece's Parliament and how protestors there have reacted to demands from European lenders.

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From Here to There

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Contraception must be covered in all health insurance plans under the Affordable Health Care Act. Usha Ranji at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation discusses what other coverage is mandatory. Then, Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek on the latest in Greece. Plus, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants to use pension funds to create local jobs; Wim Wenders on his Oscar-nominated documentary Pina; and a New York Times examination of where federal benefits are going reveals more use by “red states.”

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