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Tahrir Redux

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Steven Cook, the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about the latest chapter in Egyptian politics and the clashes between demonstrators and the military government.

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Fighting for Education

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford and author of Push Has Come to Shove: getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve - Even If It Means Picking a Fight, offers his take on education, including support for vouchers and a critique of teachers' unions. 

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StoryCorps: Thank a Teacher

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

To celebrate StoryCorps' National Day of Listening, founder Dave Isay is gathering stories about great teachers. Isay is the editor of Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps.

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Super Fallout

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine, discusses how the failure to reach 2013 budget recommendations may have an impact right away.

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What the "Lone Wolf" Says About FBI/NYPD Relations

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The FBI twice refused to get involved in the Jose Pimentel case. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses what this tells us about federal-local police relations.

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Super Stress

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jay Newton-Small of Time Magazine discusses the failure of the supercommittee to reach 2013 budget recommendations and its immediate impact.  Plus: Steven Cook looks at the latest in Egyptian politics; StoryCorps’ Dave Isay talks about listening to our teachers; and Steve Perry offers his take on their unions.

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Open Phones: Performances of Performances

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sometimes, we a see a performance that’s so captivating (for better or worse) that we can’t help but put on a performance of the performance in sharing it with our friends. What did you see this weekend—on Broadway, in a concert hall, in the movie theater, on a panel—that has you so excited you must re-create the experience to explain it? Call in to tell us…or to perform it for us!

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Hardball

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chris Matthews of MSNBC discusses the apparent failure of the super committee to reach a deal. Plus: a panel on how fingerprinting fits into New York City’s food stamp policy, with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Commissioner Robert Doar of the Department of Social Services, and Triada Stampas of the Food Bank for New York City. Then, Gershom Gorenberg on his new book, The Unmaking of Israel.  

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Israel at Risk

Monday, November 21, 2011

Senior correspondent for The American Prospect and SouthJerusalem.com blogger, Gershom Gorenberg, discusses his new book, The Unmaking of Israel. A Jerusalem resident, Gorenberg says Israel's extremist policies are undermining its democracy, and calls for a Palestinian state.

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Food Stamps Panel

Monday, November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving week starts, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a panel to talk about hunger and food stamps in NYC with Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services; New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio and Triada Stampas, director of government relations and public education at the Food Bank For New York City.

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The Moral Power of UCDavis

Monday, November 21, 2011

National correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, James Fallows discusses the significance of the UCDavis pepper spray incident in a moral context, and what lessons the incident has for other protests.

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What Would JFK Do?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC's "Hardball" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," and author of Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, talks about the Kennedy legacy, and today's political news - from the death of the Super Committee to the 2012 GOP race.

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Bringing Hope to Northern Uganda

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ugandan artist, activist, and founder and director of Hope North, Okello Sam, and founder of the Cause/Effect agency and strategic adviser for the Hope North school, Christopher Talbott, talk about their work with the Hope North Vocational and Secondary School.

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Open Phones: OWS Skeptics

Friday, November 18, 2011

Listeners who aren't buying into the Occupy Wall Street protests call in. Do you disagree with all or parts of the goals and tactics? 

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Digging Deep

Friday, November 18, 2011

President Obama announced that there will be a U.S. Marine base in Australia to shore up our alliances in Asia. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, discusses why China doesn’t like this move and what it signals about the United States' position in the Asia Pacific region. Plus: New York state education commissioner John King; a City Limits investigation into the Bloomberg administration’s use of private contractors for city services; and how the devastation of the storm Irene has affected what will be available at the farmers’ market ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Irene at the Holiday Table

Friday, November 18, 2011

DNAinfo reporter and producer Mary Johnson talks to Dan Kluger, executive chef for ABC Kitchen, about which Thanksgiving foods are still available at local farmers' markets, after the devastation of Irene.

Listeners: What's your favorite winter vegetable? Let us know, and how you prepare it!

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Commissioner King

Friday, November 18, 2011

New York State education commissioner and president of the University of the State of New York, John King, talks about the issues facing New York State's schools, including budgets and test scores. 

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The U.S. and China

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Sanger, discusses the U.S. stance toward China and what the announcement that there will be a permanent U.S. Marine base in Australia has to do with it. 

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Beyond City Time

Friday, November 18, 2011

City Limits reporters Adrienne Day and Ruth Ford talk about their investigation into the growing use of contractors for city services --  beyond the scandal-plagued City Time contract.

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Super Committee Countdown: So What If It Fails?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses whether U.S. treasury holders should really be worried, and what else is at stake. 

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