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Killing of Al-Qaeda Number 2

Monday, August 29, 2011

Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and Senior Fellow at the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talks about the killing of Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.

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Open Phones: Irene, Your Weekend, and What's Been Cancelled

Friday, August 26, 2011

We continue to update the latest in the preparations for weekend storm with Scott Cronick, City Editor at the Press of Atlantic City.

And ask: How is Hurricane Irene changing your weekend plans? What's already been cancelled? Let us know!

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J-1 Visa Student Workers

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jennifer Gordon, professor of labor and immigration law at Fordham University, and Jason Nark, reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, discuss the recent strike by J-1 visa student workers at a Hershey distribution plant in Pennsylvania and the wider experience of J-1 visa workers.

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Hydrofracking Update

Friday, August 26, 2011

Roger Anderson, senior research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, discusses the U.S. Geological Survey's updates estimates of how much natural gas is available in the Marcellus Shale. Glenn Coin, staff reporter for The Post-Standard, the newspaper out of Syracuse in Central New York, talks about the attitudes toward hydrofracking in some areas of Upstate New York where local governments are piecing together local bans and limits on fracking

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Bernanke's Speech from Jackson Hole

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bloomberg News Federal Reserve reporter Joshua Zumbrun discusses Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's speech this morning at the Fed gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Weprin-Turner Heats Up

Friday, August 26, 2011

Empire blogger for WNYC Colby Hamilton discusses this week's debate between candidates David Weprin and Bob Turner in the race for Anthony Weiner's old seat in New York's Ninth Congressional District.

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Getting to Work

Friday, August 26, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses central bankers and economists from around the world today at the Fed’s annual gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Bloomberg News Fed reporter Joshua Zumbrun previews Bernanke’s speech and talks about a potential new round of quantitative easing. Plus: a look at J-1 student visa workers with Jennifer Gordon, professor of labor and immigration law at Fordham University, and Jason Nark of the Philadelphia Daily News; and Hurricane Irene preparation with George Contreras, professor of emergency and disaster management at the Metropolitan College of New York.

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Preparing for Hurricane Irene

Friday, August 26, 2011

George Contreras, professor of the MPA Program in Emergency and Disaster Management at the Metropolitan College of New York, provides information on how to prepare for Hurricane Irene this weekend.

Hurricane Info From WNYC Newsroom: Latest NewsHome Survival Checklist | Flood Zone Map | Storm Tracker | Submit Your Photos

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Targeting Minorities

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale continues her monthly series with us. This week: how independent groups are going after minority voters.

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Financial Crisis Fallout

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bethany McLean, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and co-author with Joe Nocera of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, discusses the book, Wall Street, the S&P and the continuing financial woes in the U.S.

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Community Activism and Darwin

Thursday, August 25, 2011

David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University discusses his new book,  The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time . He describes how he applies Darwin's evolutionary theory to community development in search of practical strategies.

What neighborhood projects are you involved with?

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The Steve Jobs Style

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. His tenure was marked by a series of design and tech triumphs, but also a particular approach to leadership. Ken Auletta, who writes the "Annals of Communication" column for the New Yorker - and wrote about Steve Jobs this morning - discusses the Jobs' approach to leadership, and how it compares to other CEOs.

What's your leadership style? Or the approach to the leadership of your company's CEO? Let us know!

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New Eyewitness Rules in NJ

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brandon Garrett, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the New Jersey Supreme Court's new ruling on the use of eyewitness accounts in court and the possible national implications.

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Naturally Selected

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Global oil markets have reacted this year to the so-called Arab Spring. Steven LeVine, author of “The Oil and the Glory” blog for Foreign Policy magazine, discusses what the future of Libya might mean for those markets, and how the oil-rich country could use the resource in rebuilding. Plus: Bethany McLean, co-author of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, on the continuing financial woes in the U.S.; Anna Sale of It’s A Free Country explores the intersection between minority and independent voters; and the evolution of neighborhoods.

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Libyan Uprising and Oil

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steven LeVine, author of The Oil and the Glory blog and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, discusses Libyan oil. What does the future of Libya mean for the global oil markets? How will the oil-rich country recover economically?

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Government Action

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

As Libyan rebel forces advanced on Tripoli over the past few weeks, their political leaders met with Western and other diplomats to lay the foundation for a new government. Political theorist Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos and a former member of the International Board of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, talks about the prospects for democracy in Libya. Plus: New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance; and Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG’s Straphangers campaign, details their annual State of the Subways report.

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Congressman Leonard Lance: What's Next for Washington

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) discusses what he's been hearing from his constituents while Congress is in recess and what he expects to happen in Washington in September when Congress reconvenes.

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Democracy in Libya?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former member of the International Board of the Saif Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation - until he resigned in protest at start of the uprising - discusses the prospects for democracy in a potential post- Qaddafi Libya.

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2011 Subway Report Card

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for New York Public Interest Research Group's Straphangers Campaign, announces their annual State of the Subways report.  How would you assess your subway line? Post your subway grades here!

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