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Penalties for Penn State

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of "Edge of Sports Radio" on Sirius XM, explains the NCAA penalties against the Penn State football program and what it could mean for the future of the school. 

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Open Phones: Did You See "The Dark Knight Rises"?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Call us up if you decided to go see "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend. Were you thinking about the shooting during the movie? Tell us about your experience of the latest Batman movie--and if it was colored by last week's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Gun Violence and the Colorado Shooting

Monday, July 23, 2012

New York Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (D-4th), longtime gun control advocate, reacts to the Colorado movie theater shooting.

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Bicycling 101

Monday, July 23, 2012

Grant Petersen, founder and owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works and author of Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike, discusses the imminent launch of the New York bikeshare program and offers his take on how and why to ride.

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Anna Sale: On to Ohio

Monday, July 23, 2012

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, continues her tour of the swing states, heading to Ohio from Wisconsin talking to voters about the upcoming election.

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Looking North

Monday, July 23, 2012

Former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is often credited with turning the Canadian economy around. He talks about banking regulation and the deep cuts to social programs he was responsible for as finance minister – and whether U.S. lawmakers should consider doing things the Canadian way. Plus: It’s A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale checks in on her tour of swing states ahead of the 2012 election; and everything you need to know about riding a bike.

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Colorado Shooting Reaction

Friday, July 20, 2012

At least 12 people were killed and 50 injured when a masked gunman opened fire on moviegoers at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie outside of Denver, Colorado. We take calls with your reaction, and talk to Dr. Michael Stone, forensic psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, about what he's looking for as the story develops.

→ Note: President Obama expected to address the shootings this morning. We will bring you those statements.

Aurora Shooting Resources: WNYC Coverage | Reaction on FB | Live Video from KUSA | Map of Shooting Area | Live NYT Updates | Google RealtimeReddit Crowdsourced Timeline

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Joe Nocera: Penn State Football "Death Penalty"

Friday, July 20, 2012

New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera talks about what the NCAA could and should do to address the problems outlined in the Freeh report about the Sandusky scandal.

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Open Phones: "Having it All"

Friday, July 20, 2012

There's been lots of discussion lately about how women are balancing their family and professional lives. How useful is the phrase "having it all" in this discussion? Is there a better phrase out there? Let us know!

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New York's Up-and-Down Employment Numbers

Friday, July 20, 2012

New York's unemployment rate went up last month, despite more jobs being added. Anjali Athavaley, New York economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal, looks at the theories behind the seemingly contradictory reports.

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The Obama Message Machine

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mark Halperin, senior political analyst at Time, man behind The Page, and co-author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, discusses how the Obama re-election campaign is controlling its message, from vetting quotes in articles to the "drip-drip-drip" Bain attacks.

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Offshore and Tax Haven Explainer

Friday, July 20, 2012

David Cay Johnston, tax columnist for Reuters, explains how offshore tax havens actually work, who has access to them, and the gray areas of the law.

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Pulling the Strings

Friday, July 20, 2012

We react to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Plus, the Obama campaign has been vetting quotes to the press and controlling the attacks on Governor Romney’s history at Bain. Mark Halperin of Time explains what’s behind the message management. Plus: what experts want to know after a shooting. Then, New York Times op-ed columnist and WNYC contributor Joe Nocera talks about what he thinks the NCAA should do in response to the Penn State scandal report. Then, how offshore tax havens actually operate; the trouble with the phrase “having it all”; and unemployment is up in New York City. 

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New Take on Feminism

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Caitlin Moran, London Times columnist and the author of How To Be a Woman, talks about her take on feminism and the splash her book made in the UK.

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Richard Ravitch: State Budget Crisis

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Richard Ravitch is the former New York State Lt. Governor and Co-chair of the State Budget Crisis Task Force. Ravitch joins us to talk about the task force that he and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker convened and the gloomy picture for state governments.

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Keeping Cool: Air Conditioning and the Economy

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Every week in July, Stan Cox, a senior scientist at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Losing Our Cool, discusses the world of air conditioning. This week: the impact of air conditioning on the economy.  Could you do your job without air conditioning?

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On Mormonism

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Joanna Brooks, senior correspondent at Religion Dispatches, professor at San Diego State University and the author of The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith, gives a progressive, feminist look at the role of Mormonism in America as a Mormon in light of the recent Bloomberg Business Week cover. 

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Syria Burning

Thursday, July 19, 2012

After bombings killed at least three high-ranking government officials yesterday, Reuters is reporting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fled Damascus. Fighting continues, and the UN is meeting to decide on further actions (UPDATE: Syria and China have vetoed the latest resolution), including sanctions and possible military intervention. Leila Hilal, the director of the New America Foundation Middle East Task Force, discusses the latest developments.

→ Trusted Syria Sources: Guardian LiveBlog | Twitter Sources | Map of Damascus Bombings

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How to Be

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The State Budget Crisis Task Force raised red flags this week about the financial futures of state governments. Task Force co-chair, former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, discusses the extent of these fiscal problems—and how New York and New Jersey compare to other states. Plus: London Times columnist Caitlin Moran talks about her new book How to Be a Woman; a look at portrayals of Mormons in America; and the Keeping Cool series continues with a conversation about the economics of air-conditioning.

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Is it Okay for Knicks Fans to Become Nets Fans?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This offseason, the new Brooklyn Nets have seemingly done everything right, while the Knicks have shot themselves in the foot. Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin and New York magazine sports contributor, discusses whether it's okay for New York fans to take their fandom across the East River.

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