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13th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Monday, June 18, 2012

Charles Rangel, incumbent congressman, candidate Craig Schley, candidate Joyce Johnson, candidate Clyde Edward Williams, Jr., and Adriano Espaillat, New York State Senator, discuss their campaigns in the Democratic primary race to represent New York's 13th congressional district.

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Awaiting the Supreme Court

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at The George Washington University, legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. As the Supreme Court's session nears completion, Rosen looks at the decisions to be decided, including the Affordable Care Act and the Arizona immigration case.

 

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Explaining Obama's Immigration Reform Plan

Monday, June 18, 2012

Don Lyster, Washington, D.C. director of the National Immigration Law Center, and Allan Wernick, professor of law at Baruch College and director of CUNY Citizenship Now!, discuss the effect of the Obama administration's immigration changes announced last Friday. Plus, journalist and an immigrant himself, Jose Antonio Vargas checks in with his reaction and discusses his Time Magazine cover story this week.

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Egypt Update

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wall Street Journal Middle East correspondent, Charles Levinson, weighs in on the latest out of Egypt, where it looks like the power struggle will continue for many more months.

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Here To Stay

Monday, June 18, 2012

President Obama has announced a new policy on deportation of immigrants. Don Lyster of the National Immigration Law Center and Allan Wernick of CUNY Citizenship Now! field questions on how the policy may be implemented and what it means for local immigrant communities. Plus: Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic gives an update on the Supreme Court decisions yet to be announced; and the Democratic candidates for the 13th Congressional district (Charles Rangel; Adriano Espaillat; Craig Schley; Joyce Johnson; and Clyde Edward Williams, Jr.) make their case for why they should win the June 26th primary.

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Forging Foreign Policy

Friday, June 15, 2012

James Mann, former Washington reporter, columnist, and foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, talks about his new book, The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power and discusses the Obama administration's decision to stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children.

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New Jersey Spending and School Reform

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will discuss Governor Chris Christie's state spending proposal. Then, she'll be joined by Sara Neufeld, a Brooklyn-based writer who's been covering public education for the past 12 years, to talk about NJPR's investigation into New Jersey public school reform through the lens of one school in Newark.

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Health Insurers Go It Alone

Friday, June 15, 2012

As the Supreme Court's decision looms on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, discusses the announcement by three major insurance companies that they will continue to adhere to some provisions of the Obama health reforms regardless of the Court's ruling.

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Single in New York: Women's Stories

Friday, June 15, 2012

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang previews next week's Single in New York event in the Greene Space, and explains what it means that New York has more never-married women than any other U.S. city -- and what kind of stereotypes persist about singles living in New York.  

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Rag Trade

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

→ Event: Reading and conversation with Elizabeth Cline, hosted by Alison Feldmann of Etsy.com | Thursday, June 21, 7pm | Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

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Apart at the Seams

Friday, June 15, 2012

Veteran journalist James Mann discusses his new book about President Obama’s foreign policy team—as well as the dissolution of the parliament in Egypt and the on-going crisis in Syria. Plus: how insurance companies are preparing for the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act; a conversation about Governor Christie’s spending; the downside of cheap fashion; and a conversation about never-married women in New York.

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NY 8th Candidates: Jeffries vs. Barron

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn (D-57), and Charles Barron, New York City Councilman (D-42) representing East New York and Brownsville, make their cases to be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress seat being vacated by Ed Towns in New York's 8th District.

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Mansion of Happiness

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, discusses her new book, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, a history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

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Broadband Love: Who Dates Online, Anyway?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women…is Men. He joins us as we continue our June series on online dating with a look at some of the stats and demographics around how dating has changed.

Share your online dating stats - real or anecdotal. Maybe you've found that 58% of women online take a picture with their dog, or 61% of men lie about their age? Post your Broadband Love stat, rigorously researched or not!

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Socio-Technical Trends

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and Ayesha Khanna, a faculty advisor at Singularity University and director of the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics, are coauthors of the e-book Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization.  They discuss the future of technology, and how people and societies interact with it.

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More Information About Mammograms

Thursday, June 14, 2012

JoAnn Pushkin, breast cancer survivor and executive director for Are You Dense Advocacy and founder of Density Education National Survivors' Effort (D.E.N.S.E.), talks about a bill in Albany which would require that mammography reports include information about breast density.

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Reverend Flake on Stop and Frisk

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rev. Floyd Flake, pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Church in Queens and a former congressman, discusses why he sees Stop and Frisk as an effective tool for policing his community, as well as other matters in local and national politics.

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Information is Power

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pastor Floyd Flake, also a former Congressman, discusses why he says stop-and-frisk is an "appropriate" policy. Then, a bill in Albany aims to give women more information about the results of mammograms. Plus: New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and New York City Councilman Charles Barron are both vying to be the Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional district. They make their case for the seat vacated by Ed Towns. Next, Jill Lepore of The New Yorker on her new book on American ideas about life and death; the future of singularity; and relationship expert Charles Orlando on the statistics on online dating.

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End of War: Peace Edition

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch the video here.

To wrap up the End of War project, we have a wide-ranging discussion about how we can accomplish peace. Conversations include:

The Veteran's Perspective

  • Sead Suvalic, Bosnian refugee and Program Officer, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee
  • Andrew S. Roberts, Iraq war veteran and director of Military and Veterans Liaison Services at North Shore LIJ
  • Carl Callender, a program director at Black Veterans for Social Justice and an Iraq war veteran

Why Not A Department of Peace?

  • Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Congressman (D-Ohio)
  • John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology and author of the new book The End of War

Strategies for Peace

  • Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs for the US Institute of Peace
  • Lena Slachmuijlder, chief programming officer, Search for Common Ground
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Listen: What Do LARPing and War Reenactment Have to Do With the End of War?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lizzie Stark, author of Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games and Charlie Schroeder, author of Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment came to WNYC separately but both ended up discussing how simulated warfare could lead to the end of the real deal.

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