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Contempt in Congress

Friday, June 22, 2012

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY14), and member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses the ongoing congressional investigation into the flaws of the "Fast and Furious" program, including the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt and the decision by President Obama to assert executive privilege with regard to certain documents requested by Congress.

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Optimism Brain Training

Friday, June 22, 2012

Can optimism be taught? Elaine Fox, fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, director of the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, and author of Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook, says neuroscience shows that it can, and why it matters.

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Romney's Immigration Stance

Friday, June 22, 2012

In a speech yesterday, Mitt Romney outlined in new detail his views on immigration reform. Miguel Perez, journalist, syndicated columnist, and journalism professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, offers analysis of Governor Romney's immigration strategy. 

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The Rise of Asian Americans

Friday, June 22, 2012

Deepa Iyer, head of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, and Cary Funk, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, discuss a recent Pew study, "The Rise of Asian Americans", that concluded that Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the fastest growing immigrant group in the U.S.

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Coming to a Head

Friday, June 22, 2012

NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-14), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the investigation into the Fast and Furious program. Then, an analysis of Governor Mitt Romney’s immigration plan. Plus: Greece and Germany face off… in the Euro Cup; the neuroscience of optimism; and the candidates in the Democratic primary in New York’s 7th congressional district make their case.

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Broadband Love: How To Pick A Site

Thursday, June 21, 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 comparison of the many sites available, and ask which one is right for you.

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Invisible War

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, director and producer of the documentary "The Invisible War," talk about their film, which looks at the problem of sexual assault in the military. They are joined by former Marine officer Ariana Klay, who is featured in the film.

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Open Phones: See The Other Side

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Today we've been talking about understanding and respecting the other side's politics in a polarized world. Now the phones are open for your calls about the things you have come to understand (even if you don't agree) about the other political side. What's the one issue where you understand where the other side is coming from, even if you don't think they're right? Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

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Campaigning Against Democracy

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania and professor of political philosophy, and Dennis Thompson, professor of government at Harvard University, are co-authors of The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It. Together, they discuss their book and examine the conflict between campaigning and governing.

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McCain and Black on America

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast and contributor at MSNBC, and comedian and actor Michael Ian Black discuss their new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, as well as their cross-country road trip and the state of politics in America.

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Not So Fast

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The coverage continues of the fallout between the White House and Congress over the botched gun-smuggling operation “Fast and Furious.” Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, discusses the latest on the White House’s invocation of executive privilege and the status of this evolving situation. Plus: what it takes to compromise in politics; a new documentary on the sexual assault problem in the military; and the latest installment of "Broadband Love."

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Obama's Executive Privilege Order in Context

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the context and the fallout of President Obama's decision to grant executive privilege to the Justice Department in the Fast and Furious case.

→ Relevant Documents: The Letter to Charles Grassley's Office About Fast and Furious | The Letter From Eric Holder Requesting Executive Privilege | Eric Holder's Letter Informing Congress | The Letter Putting Holder in Contempt

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Ethical Chic

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Author of Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love, Fran Hawthorne, discusses her new book that investigates 6 beloved companies that are socially responsible and hip. But does the truth match their reputations?

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6th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic primary candidates for the 6th district discuss what's at stake: New York State Assembly member for the 25th assembly district in Queens, Rory Lancman; medical doctor Robert MittmanNew York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley; and member of the New York State Assembly Grace Meng.

→ Redistricting Resources: Official LATFOR Maps | NYTimes Interactive Tool

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Criminal or Victim?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation, explores the question of crime and victimhood for poor black women in abusive relationships.

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New Jersey Halfway Houses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick discusses his 10-month long investigation into corruption and abuse in the New Jersey system of halfway houses.

Then, Dr. Robert Mackey, senior vice president for clinical services and research at Community Education Centers, the company that operates many halfway houses in the system, responds to the story.

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White House Exerts Executive Privilege on 'Fast and Furious'

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White House reporter for POLITICO Josh Gerstein discusses the White House's exertion of executive privilege over the memos related to the flawed gun smuggling operation 'Fast and Furious.'

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Bars and Stripes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A ten-month long investigation by The New York Times into the New Jersey system of halfway houses found that drugs, gangs and violence were rampant. Reporter Sam Dolnick discusses the system and state oversight. Then: the four candidates in the Democratic primary for the 6th congressional district explain their campaign platforms; how race and ethnicity influence the way black women experience the criminal justice system; and a new book takes a close look at six “socially responsible” companies and researches their reputation.

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Real Good

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How are we to differentiate real from "pseudo" morality?  Cheryl Mendelson, who teaches philosophy at Barnard College, has some ideas in her new book, The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World. She joins us to talk about the status of morality in contemporary American life.

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Obama's Back Story

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of Barack Obama: The Story, looks at President Obama's early years and how his childhood and youth influenced his presidency.

→ Event: Join David Maraniss at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd Street & Broadway on Wednesday June 20 at 7:00 PM.

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