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Open Phones: Did You Mark Guy Fawkes Day or "Bank Transfer Day?"

Monday, November 07, 2011

This weekend, while some protesters marked Guy Fawkes Day, others participated in "Bank Transfer Day" by switching from commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions. Call in and tell us how you spent the fifth of November.

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Dollars and Sense

Monday, November 07, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg has had to respond to the Occupy Wall Street protests by defending both freedom of speech and the banking industry. Joyce Purnick, WNYC political analyst and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone explains what the movement means to Bloomberg’s legacy. Plus: a preview of tomorrow’s statewide election in New Jersey; a look at deported Dominicans; and government handouts and eating habits.

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After Deportation

Monday, November 07, 2011

Professor and chair of sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center, David C. Brotherton, and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a member of the Ph.D. faculties in social-personality psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Luis Barrios, authors of Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile, report on what they learned having followed thousands of Dominicans deported following the 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act.

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Food and Subsidies

Monday, November 07, 2011

Thomas Kostigen connects federal subsidies and American eating habits in his new book, The Big Handout: How Government Subsidies and Corporate Welfare Corrupt the World We Live In and Wreak Havoc on Our Food Bills

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New Jersey Election

Monday, November 07, 2011

Lee Keough, managing editor at NJSpotlight.com, previews tomorrow's statewide election in New Jersey.

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Millennial Activists

Monday, November 07, 2011

Warda Gertse, 22-year old South African Shia Muslim, works with Face to Face | Faith to Faith, fostering dialogues between young people from areas in conflict, and Elspeth Gilmore, co-director of Resource Generation, a social justice organization for young people with financial wealth, talk about how their generation is approaching social justice activism.

EVENT: Elspeth Gilmore is one of the honorees at the Auburn Theological Seminary's Peace is Possible benefit for Face to Face | Faith to Faith tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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What OWS Tells Us About Mike Bloomberg

Monday, November 07, 2011

WNYC political analyst, longtime New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, Joyce Purnick, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's response to Occupy Wall Street. And Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone on Mike Bloomberg's analysis of the financial meltdown.

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Keeping Ourselves in Check

Friday, November 04, 2011

A new report from the Citizens Crime Commission shows that NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau cannot live up to its responsibility to police the police department. The commission’s president, Richard Aborn, discusses why the oversight agency is failing to unearth officers’ wrongdoing—and what would improve the system. Plus: WNYC’s Ailsa Chang discusses the culture of the NYPD. And: Italy's role in the European debt crisis; Katori Hall and Kenny Leon talk about their Broadway show “Mountaintop;” population researcher Joel Cohen discusses hitting the 7 billion person mark; WNYC’s Charlie Herman on the jobs numbers; and how dictionaries are changing in the digital era.

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Self-policing and the NYPD

Friday, November 04, 2011

WNYC reporter, Ailsa Chang, discusses developments in the ticket-fixing scandal involving several NYPD officers, and talks about the culture of the NYPD. Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses a study on oversight for other major police departments, and how misconduct is handled by agencies with subpoena power.

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Monthly Jobs Report

Friday, November 04, 2011

WNYC business and economics editor, Charlie Herman, talks about the latest jobs numbers and the Federal Reserve's announcement of bleaker economic projections.

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7 Billion and Counting

Friday, November 04, 2011

Joel E. Cohen, mathematical biologist, head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller University and Columbia University, and author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?, talks about the implications of passing the 7-billion world population milestone. 

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King on Broadway

Friday, November 04, 2011

Playwright Katori Hall discusses her play about Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop, now on Broadway. Director of The Mountaintop and Stick Fly, Kenny Leon, joins the conversation.

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Italy Explained

Friday, November 04, 2011

Beppe Severgnini, author of Mamma Mia!: Berlusconi Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad, and columnist for Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily paper, talks about Italy's politics and place in the European debt crisis.

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Keeping Up With English

Friday, November 04, 2011

Executive editor of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Steve Kleinedler, talks about the new fifth edition and how dictionaries are changing in the digital era.

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Know Thyself

Thursday, November 03, 2011

GOP frontrunner Herman Cain is facing questions about a sexual harassment suit and the settlement which followed. Hear why settlements are used in such cases and who benefits. Plus: the delusions and misconceptions we have about how our minds work; the November series kicks off with your calls on finance and career troubles; German film director Werner Herzog on the death penalty; and which “-ocracy” do you live in? 

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Open Phones: Still Without Power

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Listeners: has your power been out since Saturday? Call in and tell us how you've been coping. Who do you blame, and how is your community working through this? 

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Open Phones: Of, By and For

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A recent caller said she thinks we live in a "madisonavenue-ocracy." What kind of ___ocracy do you think we live in?

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Greece Check-In

Thursday, November 03, 2011

New York Times correspondent Rachel Donadio gives us an update on Greece's political and economic crisis.

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Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Money and Career

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, kicks off this November series on therapy. This week: we take your calls on money and career. 

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You Don't Know You

Thursday, November 03, 2011

David McRaney, journalist, self-described "psychology nerd," blogger and the author of You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself, discusses all the misconceptions human beings have about how their minds work.

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