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Broadband Love: Making the Connection

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Charles J. Orlando, our guest for the month of June, is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women…Is Men. We continue our series on online dating with a look at how to write the best profile and what to look for when you make the in-person connection.

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"State of Date" Online Dating Do's and Dont's

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The website "State of Date" collects surveys from online daters (mostly women) reporting on their experience: how they met, how the date went, and more. When they heard about the Brian Lehrer Show's Broadband Love series, they contacted us and offered to post some of what they've learned, from their own experience and their online community. Below are State of Dates top online dating Do's and Don'ts

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Act

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of various parts of "Obamacare" -- most notably the individual mandate. Live coverage and analysis from:

  • Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, live on the steps of the Supreme Court
  • Columbia's Michael Sparer, chair of Health Policy and Managment
  • Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author of The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes

Plus, your calls and more.

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The (Other) News from Washington D.C.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in Washington -- from the vote in Congress on AG Eric Holder to the last-minute agreement on student loans.

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Supreme Court Health Care Decision Continued

Thursday, June 28, 2012

More coverage of the Supreme Court's decision on the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) with Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton University, co-founder of The American Prospect, and a senior health policy advisor under President Bill Clinton. Then Tom Perriello, former Congressman (who voted for the ACA) and President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, discusses the progressive response to the decision, how Congress goes forward from here, and the impact on the Fall election.

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Our Prep for Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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At the Brian Lehrer Show, we are bracing for various scenarios in Thursday’s health care ruling. Here’s what’s in the works, what you need to know, and one weird scenario to keep in mind...

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As you no doubt know, the Supreme Court has been somewhat cagey about their schedule. We know that opinions are released on Monday and Thursday mornings, but beyond that it’s a guessing game. Hence the many anxious mornings in June. But now that we’re at the end of the month, it’s a virtual certainty that we’ll get a decision on health reform around 10 a.m. Thursday. 10 a.m. is when the judges, after they get dressed in the “robing room”, begin to release information – but they first announce “orders” (what cases they will hear in the future) and then “opinions” (their judgments, read from the bench). Health care is one of three opinions on tap for Thursday, and expected to be announced third, so it may be closer to 10:20 before we have final word.

The Brian Lehrer Show begins at 10:06, so we’ll be recapping the basic arguments and the possible scenarios with health policy expert Michael Sparer of Columbia as we wait for information to trickle in. We’ll also have The Takeaway’s Todd Zwillich on the steps of the Supreme Court, where there’s likely to be a lively scene of protesters and supporters of health care reform.

After we learn more about the judgment, we’ll do quick analysis of both the policy and political fallout with Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute, Paul Starr of Princeton, and many more.

What you need to know to get ready for the ruling below...

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Split Decision

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The decision will be announced around 10am: Todd Zwillich at the court, Michael Sparer of Columbia, Paul Starr of Princeton, and much more. Plus: the Broadband Love series concludes with advice on how to write your online dating profile, and how to make that first date count.

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Open Phones: Not Having It All

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter writes about "Why Women Still Can't Have It All." Call in with your stories and your proposals for change. Should we redesign work? Redesign men? Or redesign what it means to have it all? Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

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Kings County

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen talks about his new Brooklyn-centric take on the variety show, Kings County, and helps with a listener quiz. Think you know Brooklyn? Call 212-433-9692 and test your Kings County bona fides!

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Expat Representation

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Professor of social and political theory at the European University Institute in Italy, Rainer Bauböck, explains why some countries, most recently the Dominican Republic and France, have allocated seats in their legislature to represent expats and whether this is a good model.

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Local Effects of Health Care Ruling

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul looks ahead to how the Supreme Court's ruling on the health care law will affect the local area.

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The Egyptian Presidential Results

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, explains the significance of the Egyptian presidential election results and what they mean for the U.S. relationship with Egypt. Plus: the latest on Syria.

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Bracing for Impact

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WNYC’s Fred Mogul unpacks the possible effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the healthcare law for New York and New Jersey. Then, we take your calls on the balance between work and parenting – and whether women can really have it all. Plus: Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine on the latest from Egypt and Syria; a discussion about how some countries have allocated seats in their legislature for expats; and Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen on the Kings County variety show.

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Gamer Girls

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sarah Lippman and Julia Weingaertner, 8th grade students at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and designers of the "Animal Inequalities" computer game, and Alicia Testa, a technology integrator and computer and math teacher at the school, talk about the class project that got middle school girls thinking about computer programming and won awards at the National STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Global Land Rush

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fred Pearce, author of the new book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, reports on how food shortages and price spikes are leading speculators and agribusiness interests to buy up vast tracts of land around the globe.

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#YoSoy132NY

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alexandra Delano, assistant professor of global studies at The New School and the author of Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848, discusses how Mexicans in New York and New Jersey are participating in the upcoming Mexican presidential elections, and the #YoSoy132NY movement.  Diego Villarreal, a member of #YoSoy132NY, talks about the group's goals.

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NYC and NJ Budget Deals

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the latest on the budget deals in New York City and New Jersey and reports on the grim fiscal picture facing many of the area's cities and counties.

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Supreme Court Decision Review

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slate senior editor and legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick talks about Monday's SCOTUS decisions, focusing on those prohibiting life without parole for juvenile offenders and overturning campaign finance limits in Montana.

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NY Federal Races

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today is New York's primary for federal offices—President, senators, and representatives. Voters, let us know which candidates you support and why. Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

→ Voting Day Resources: Guide from The Empire | Find Your (New) District | Candidate Interviews | Full Coverage

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Decisions, Decisions

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

There’s more to yesterday’s Supreme Court announcements than the Arizona immigration case. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, talks about the decisions on Montana’s campaign finance law and on life sentences for juveniles. Then, WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the latest in New York City’s budget deal. Plus: how Mexicans in this area are participating in the presidential elections in Mexico; who are you voting for in today’s primaries?; why governments and speculators are buying huge tracts of land; and how two middle school girls won a computer programming prize.

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