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Obama's 2012 Team

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

National political correspondent for The New York Times, Jim Rutenberg offers an in-depth view of the president's re-election campaign.

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Cubans Connect

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mimi Whitefield, reporter at The Miami Herald, discusses how Cubans here and on the island are closer, and how eased restrictions are bringing them closer together. Bob Guild of Mar Azul Charters joins in to talk about charter flights to Cuba and the travel regulations.

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Rules for Fracking

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz discusses today's final public hearing on the state's proposals to regulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

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New Homeless Shelter Policy in Dispute

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gail Robinson, editor in chief of GothamGazette.com, explains the new homeless shelter policy which has been halted by the City Council and discusses the significance of a lawsuit against the Mayor.

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What Really Happened During the Bank Bailout?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News reporter Bob Ivry discusses this week's reporting - based on a batch of recently acquired documents - on the bank bailout: from the real size to the secret negotiations.

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The Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Khalid Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, lays out an alternative presidential nomination process to find a candidate outside the political party system. Then, the latest from the Egyptian elections. Plus: what a federal investigation of New York City Comptroller John Liu’s campaign means for the 2013 mayoral race; local and global economic news from “Cyber Monday” to Europe with Greg David of Crain’s New York Business; and 101 lessons from art school, including “101: Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist.”

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Living in a Car: Homelessness on 60 Minutes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nicole Young, producer for 60 Minutes and the Evening News with Scott Pelley, talks about the 60 Minutes piece Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars, which aired this weekend. Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless, explains why homeless families in the five boroughs are not in the same position as those in Florida.

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The Latest from Egypt

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanassis Cambanis, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israeland blogger on Egypt for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss the latest from the Egyptian elections. Then Jehane Noujaim, Egyptian-American filmmaker, talks about her work in Egypt and her recent detention by Egyptian security forces.

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Liu's Fund-Raising Investigation

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The New York Times City Hall bureau chief David Chen updates the news about federal investigations of New York City comptroller (and 2013 mayoral hopeful) John Liu's campaign fund-raising. 

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Direct Democracy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Khalil Byrd, CEO of Americans Elect, talked about the campaign to nominate a presidential candidate outside the political party system.

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Holiday Economics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of the forthcoming Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a Cityrounds up local and global economic news, from "Cyber Monday" to Europe.

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Art School in Brief

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kit White, artist and professor of painting at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, offers a quick and dirty art school education, from "1. Art can be anything," to "101. Not every art school graduate becomes a successful artist." White is also the author of 101 Things to Learn in Art School

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Delusions of Power

Monday, November 28, 2011

Now that the congressional super committee has failed, it's time to consider what comes next in the deficit debacle. Paul Krugman of The New York Times discusses the next steps for Washington lawmakers. Plus: the competing human propensities for self-delusion and fact finding with Robert Trivers, author of The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life. Then: how a New Jersey institute trains citizen leaders; and artists and the 1 percent. 

 

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Pros and Cons of Self-Delusion

Monday, November 28, 2011

Robert Trivers, Rutgers professor of anthropology and biological sciences and author of The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life, shares what he's learned about the competing human propensities for fact-finding and self-delusion.

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New Jersey and the Citizens Campaign

Monday, November 28, 2011

Harry Pozycki, chairman of The Citizens Campaign, and Alysia Welch-Chester, citizen leader and Mercer County Chair, explain how The Citizens Campaign provides non-elected New Jersey residents the tools to participate in government.

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Artists and the 1 Percent

Monday, November 28, 2011

Artist William Powhida talks about his show "Derivatives" which uses data visualization techniques to explore the relationship of artists and their patrons since Occupy Wall Street. 

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Harlem Bike Lanes

Monday, November 28, 2011

Director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, Andrea Bernstein talks about Harlem's bike lanes.

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The Origin of Pepper Spray

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kamran Loghman, who helped develop the use of pepper spray for law enforcement and who helped write guidelines, discusses how pepper spray should be used and how the original intent differs, in his opinion, from how police at UC-Davis used pepper spray. Plus, a few of our listener researchers add what they found.

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Paul Krugman: Super Committee Failure is a Good Thing

Monday, November 28, 2011

Recap from It's A Free Country

Paul Krugman says we need to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, and get over our fear of government spending—which is why he's happy that the deficit reduction super committee didn't make a deal.

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Democracy and the 99 Percent

Friday, November 25, 2011

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

On November 1, 2011 The Brian Lehrer Show invited special guests to the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space with to talk about Occupy Wall Street and voter participation.  Today, we rebroadcast that show.  In the first hour, former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer, Greg David of Crain’s New York BusinessKathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City and Jesse LaGreca of Occupy Wall Street discuss the issues behind the movement. Then, panelists from voter participation groups discuss what’s keeping New Yorkers from the ballot box as part of a brainstorm session on what could help.

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