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Parents and Tight Public School Budgets

Monday, June 04, 2012

Kyle Spencer, freelance education reporter and New York Times contributor, discusses parents digging deeper into their pockets to relieve tight public school budgets

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End of War: Anthony Swofford

Monday, June 04, 2012

Former U.S. Marine and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford talks about his new book, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and continues the discussion on the end of war.

→ EVENT: Swofford will be reading from and discussing Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway.

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Plants Like Us

Monday, June 04, 2012

Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University and author of What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses, talks about how plants relate to the world through their senses -- and the DNA they share with humans.

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Economic Crimes

Monday, June 04, 2012

When he won the Oscar for the documentary "Inside Job," director Charles Ferguson asked why no one responsible for the financial crisis went to jail.  He looks for answers in his new book Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America.

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Paul Krugman Weighs In

Monday, June 04, 2012

Paul Krugman, op-ed columnist for the New York Times and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses his views of the economy and how to fix it--and the politics of getting it done.

→ Event: Paul Krugman at Union Square Barnes and Noble | Tonight at 7pm | More Info

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Liberal Dose

Monday, June 04, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman argues against austerity and for stimulus here and in Europe. Charles Ferguson famously pointed out not a single financial executive has gone to jail in his Oscar acceptance speech for "Inside Job"; he explores the reasons in his new book. Also: End of War continues with Jarhead author Anthony Swofford and the "emotional" life of plants.

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Meet 'Flame'

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wired senior reporter Kim Zetter discusses 'Flame,' the latest tool of cyberweaponry infecting Iranian computers.

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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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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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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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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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