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Church and State

Friday, June 01, 2012

The award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director John Patrick Shanley talks about his latest play, "Storefront Church," which explores religion and politics in the Bronx. It's the final installment in his Church and State trilogy that started with "Doubt."

"Storefront Church" is in previews at the Atlantic Theater Company and opens June 11.

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I Heart New York - The Remix

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Cuomo administration wants to rebrand the iconic I ♥ NY logo. Capital New York editor Tom McGeveren and Donna Quadri-Felitti, a professor of hospitality and tourism management at NYU, discuss the history of the logo, how we brand our city and state, and the tourism industry today. Listeners: What do you make of the logo re-mix? What would you put in the middle of I [[Blank]] NY? Let us know!

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Ruling Against DOMA

Friday, June 01, 2012

William Eskridge, law professor at Yale and author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws In America, talks about yesterday's ruling in Boston that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and other gay marriage cases making news.

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Hearts and Minds

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Cuomo administration wants to let you re-mix the iconic I ♥ NY logo. Tom McGeveran of Capital New York and Donna Quadri-Felitti of NYU discuss the history of the branding, and how New York tries to sell itself. Plus: Dan Gross of Yahoo! on the latest jobs numbers and how the US economy is remaking itself in surprising ways; the "Flame" virus attacks Iran; and the Defense of Marriage Act gets rebuked in court.

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Today's Jobs, Tomorrow's Economy

Friday, June 01, 2012

Today's May jobs report shows a slowing recovery and a rise in unemployment to 8.2% Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, discusses the report, and how the US is trying to rework its economy for future success. His new book is Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy.

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Your 20s: The Urban Tribe and Networks

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Each Thursday in May, Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, looks at different aspects of life in your twenties. This week: how twentysomethings should shape relationships and networks.

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Alison Bechdel on Memoirs

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Alison Bechdel, cartoonist and author of the graphic memoir Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, reflects on the creation of memoirs, her long-running comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" and her approach to graphic novels.

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The Mayor vs. Soda Pop

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Michael Saul of the Wall Street Journal, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, and Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Why Calories Count, talk about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to prohibit the sale of "super-sized" sugary soft drinks in NYC's restaurants.

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NJ 10th Candidates

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Newark City Council member Ron Rice, Jr.Mayor Wayne Smith of Irvington, NJ, State Senator Nia Gill (D-34) and Donald Payne, Jr.Essex County freeholder-at-large, Newark city council president and the son of late Congressman Donald Payne Sr. of New Jersey's 10th district discuss their campaigns in the primary race to represent New Jersey's 10th district in Congress.

 

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Iran, Syria, and Mid-East Security Update

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The unrest in Syria implicates Iran-US-Israel relations, as does the news of the latest computer virus known as "flame." We check in on Iranian stability with Afshin Molavi, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and former Tehran-based correspondent for the Washington Post.

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Flame

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Iran has condemned the recent violence in Syria, but many still see that country as Syria’s strongest regional ally. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses what events in Syria – and the recent computer virus targeting Iran – mean for stability in the Middle East. Plus: the candidates for the New Jersey 10th Congressional District Democratic primary; Alison Bechdel on her graphic novel work; and how to make connections that matter in your 20s.

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Taxi Dollars and Sense

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York Magazine contributor Jennifer Gonnerman talks about spending a "shift in the life" of a NYC yellow cab driver-- and Lakshman "Lucky" Abeysekara, NYC taxi driver, shares his story and talks about the possible fare hike.

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NJ 9th Candidates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Redistricting is pitting Democratic incumbents Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell against each other in a race for the single seat to represent the new 9th congressional district.

→ Quick Links: Rothman for New Jersey | Pascrell for Congress | Patch Election Guide | NJ Spotlight Guide | Politifact Fact-Checks on 9th CD Race

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European Financial Update

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Economist economics correspondent Ryan Avent updates us on the current economic situation and debt crisis in Europe.

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Etan Patz Case Confession

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about some of the skepticism greeting the confession in the Etan Patz case.

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Ten Things We Learned From Douglas Brinkley About Walter Cronkite

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Historian Douglas Brinkley has a new book about Walter Cronkite and was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to talk about the career and life of the "most trusted man in America." Here are 10 things that caught our ear. Listen to the full conversation below.

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Vulnerable in New York

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Clarence Sundram, Governor Cuomo’s Special Advisor on Vulnerable Persons, discusses his recommendations to reform New York's system of services for people with special needs and disabilities.

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Shadow Catcher

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Nationalization Service and the author of Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels, Hipolito Acosta, talks about his work in the "border wars." 

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Face Off

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The debt crisis deepens in Europe - what's it mean for the future of the Eurozone and the world economy? Plus: Murray Weiss, journalist at DNAinfo.com, discusses why Etan Patz’s family is skeptical of the alleged killer’s confession; a U.S. immigration agent talks about his work in the U.S.-Mexico “border wars”; NJ congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell face off in the wake of redistricting; efforts to reform New York’s system of services for those with special needs and disabilities; and what the possible fare hike will mean for NYC taxi drivers.  

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Cronkite by Brinkley

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, talks about his biography of the news anchor called "the most trusted man in America."

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