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Super Tuesday's Super Stakes

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Dave Weigel, Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, talk about Super Tuesday, the delegate race and the role of women voters and other key demographics.  

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Super Tuesday: 10 State Tour

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

  • Fred Thys, political reporter for WBUR, discusses today's primary in Massachusetts and what expectations are in the state.
  • Ross Sneyd, news director at Vermont Public Radio, on the GOP race in Vermont and what the big themes are in that state.
  • Beverly Amsler, reporter at WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Virginia, on the GOP race in Virginia and what the big themes are in that state, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the ballot.
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and T.V. , checks in on the themes in Ohio's GOP primary taking place today, and why campaigns have been so focused on the state.
  • Denis O'Hayer, "All Things Considered" host at WABE-FM in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the latest news from the GOP race in Georgia and what may be driving voters there to the polls.
  • Michael Cross, KOSU Capitol Bureau Cheif, explains how GOP candidates have been campaigning in Oklahoma and what the voters there are focusing on this Super Tuesday.
  • Dave Thompson, news director of Prairie Public Radio in Bismarck, North Dakota , talks about the GOP caucus in North Dakota today, and what the campaigns and analysts are expecting from the Peace Garden State.  
  • Scott Ki, reporter for Boise State Public Radio, talks about the Idaho caucus in the state today, and the issues of interest for Republican voters there.
  • Chas Sisk, political reporter for The Tennessean, reporting to us from Nashville, the state capital, explains how Tennessee voters are participating in the primary today.
  • Daysha Eaton, KSKA public radio reporter joining us from Anchorage, Alaska, checks in from Alaska on what's expected.  
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Super Tuesday

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

As Super Tuesday elections kickoff around the country, tune in for a special preview of the races.  Reporters from around the nation join the program to talk about these contests. Plus: Slate’s Dave Weigel and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty discuss the 419 delegates at stake, the role of women voters and more.  Then: authors of a new book Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds; and the latest on Israel and the U.S.

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Emotions and the Brain

Monday, March 05, 2012

Sharon Begley, science journalist at Reuters and Richard J. Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who co-wrote The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them, talk about their discoveries about emotions and the brain and the implications for treatment.

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Olympic Hopefuls: Nzingha Prescod

Monday, March 05, 2012

Nzingha Prescod, 2011 fencing junior world champion and Columbia University sophomore, discusses her Olympics aspirations.

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Politics from Washington to Ohio

Monday, March 05, 2012

Jake Tapper, ABC senior White House correspondent, and Jo Ingles, statehouse news reporter for Ohio Public Radio and TV, dig deeper into the GOP race in Ohio ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state.

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David Eisenhower on the Military-Industrial Complex

Monday, March 05, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed his afterword to The United States Constitution: What It Says, What It Means: A Hip Pocket Guide and his grandfather's famous "military-industrial complex" speech.

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The Mental Game

Monday, March 05, 2012

Super Tuesday is tomorrow. ABC senior White House correspondent, Jake Tapper, and statehouse news reporter for Ohio Public Media, Jo Ingles, previews tomorrow’s primary elections. Plus: David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses foreign policy and civic engagement; the authors of a new book called The Emotional Life of Your Brain; and another Olympic hopeful.

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Open Phones: Your Best Idea in the Last Year

Friday, March 02, 2012

Call us and tell us about the best idea you've had in the last year. It can be anything--big or small. Did you come up with a way to solve the energy crisis, if only the world would listen? Did you come up with a new iPad app? Did you decide to ban watching TV in bed? Did you decide to break up with your partner and go solo? Call us up with your best idea of the last year. 212-433-WNYC, comment here, or tweet #bestidea!

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College Snobs; Rust Belt Bounces Back; and Obama's Sweet Spot

Friday, March 02, 2012

Episode #8: Brian Lehrer's back, and so is Mitt Romney? Brian, Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale discuss the Michigan and Arizona results; Rick Santorum's latest wild statement about "college snobs"; and how President Obama is going to use the auto bailout in his favor. Plus: do you believe the Rand Paul conspiracy theory?

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End of War: John Horgan on Peace Building

Friday, March 02, 2012

As part of the End of War series, John Horgan, science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The End of War, discusses a way toward peace. 

Take the End of War survey and tell us if you think war is inevitable, and check out the results of the survey so far.

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New High School Round Table

Friday, March 02, 2012

As round two of the high school selection process begins, Seung Yu, principal of the new Academy for Software Engineering, Stacy McCoy, founding principal of The Bronx Compass High School, and Bernardo Ascona, principal of the new Union Square Academy for Health Sciences, talk about their new schools.

See information on all ten of the new high schools opening this September below.

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Olympic Hopefuls: Felicia Lee

Friday, March 02, 2012

Swimmer Felicia Lee talks about following her Olympic dream from Wayne, NJ, to Stanford, and then to London if she makes the team. 

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Why Gas Prices are Rising

Friday, March 02, 2012

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains why gas prices are on the rise.

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Taking the Plunge

Friday, March 02, 2012

As round two of the public high school selection process in New York City begins, two principals from new schools discuss their mission. Seung Yu of the Academy for Software Engineering and Bernardo Ascona of the new Union Square Academy for Health Sciences explain. Then, John Horgan returns for another conversation on his book and our series on The End of War. Plus: the politics of gasoline prices; and Felicia Lee, a swimmer, talks about her work to get on the Olympic team.

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Liu Fundraising Arrest

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the arrest of New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign treasurer and what this means for Liu's political future.

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Food on the Subway

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Annia Ciezadlo, journalist and author of Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, says efforts to ban subway eating ignore the great global traditions of public eating. Listeners: What was your most recent meal on mass transit?

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Deep Sleep: Sleeping Pills

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Each Thursday in March, Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about sleep. Today: a new study about the risks of sleeping pills.

Listeners: What other sleep issues would you like to hear about as part of this series? Tell us your suggestions for future segments on sleep. Comment here!

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Andrea Mitchell on Politics

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, discusses national politics.

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Olympic Hopefuls: John Orozco

Thursday, March 01, 2012

John Orozco, Bronx gymnast, talks about his efforts to make the US Olympic team in gymnastics.

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