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On The Trail

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It’s a Free Country political reporter Anna Sale joins us live from Colorado as she travels through the swing states talking to the most coveted voters in the country. Plus: civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill discusses Governor Romney and Vice President Biden’s speeches at the NAACP convention this week; the July series on air conditioning continues; and the butchers, farmers, fishmongers, beekeepers, and beer makers of New York City.

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Open Phones: Stuyvesant Cheating Double-Standard?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

70 Stuyvesant High School students will have to take their state exams over again after an investigation found they cheated on their tests last month using their cell phones. Six students will be suspended, and one other may have to switch schools. Tell us: how widespread do you think cheating is, and does this punishment fit the crime? Do you think there’s an academic double-standard? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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Warm Weather and Climate Change

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The first six months of 2012 were the hottest on record. Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, takes a look at record warm temperatures across the county and the world and their connections to global warming.

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Meet the Candidates: Joe Kyrillos

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos, (R-13th legislative district) representing parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, talks about winning the primary to run against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D NJ).

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The Future of the Roberts Court

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses what we now know about John Robert’s path to supporting the individual mandate, and reports of a schism among conservatives on the nation's highest court.

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Where Secret Political Money Really Comes From

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at Sunlight Foundation, which advocates for more transparent government, explains the state of campaign finance today, and how it's 501(c)(4)s - not the SuperPACs - that are having the biggest impact.

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Highs and Lows

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times explains what we know about the Roberts Court and reports of a conservative rift. Plus: a discussion about what’s having the biggest impact on the state of campaign finance today – and it’s not SuperPACs. Then, the U.S. has seen the warmest six months on record, what does it tell us about global warming?; New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) on his candidacy for the U.S. Senate; and what you always wanted to know about the Tour de France.

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Tour de France Explained

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, discusses the rules, strategy, and etiquette of the Tour de France. 

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Open Phones: Your Micro-Apartment

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg announced a design competition for a building full of "micro-units" yesterday. Jerilyn Perine, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Council, explains what kinds of housing are needed in the city and which kinds of regulations are on the books.

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'Singin' in the Rain' and Other Favorites To Calm Anxious Minds

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, said on Monday's show that he watches "Singin' In the Rain" to quell a bout of severe anxiety. We asked our Facebook fans to share their own anxiety-reducing film favorites. Here are some of their picks.

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Bounce Back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Andrew Zolli, executive director and curator of the PopTech community of innovators and co-author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, discusses his new book examining why some systems and communities are able to recover quickly from crisis when others are not.

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The NYPD and "Reasonable Suspicion"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Judges have overturned some convictions arising from the city's controversial stop-and-frisk program, saying NYPD officers didn't have the needed "reasonable suspicion" to stop and frisk the suspects. WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang looks at how individual officers make that call.

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Romney Offshore

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nicholas Shaxson, journalist and author of Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, talks about his Vanity Fair article examining Mitt Romney's offshore financial dealings.

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Gray Areas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Obama camp and others are criticizing Mitt Romney for his offshore bank accounts and other complicated personal finance strategies. Hear Nicholas Shaxson, the journalist who investigated Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts for Vanity Fair, discuss what he found out and why we should care. Plus: WNYC’s Ailsa Chang looks at how NYPD officers decide whether they have “reasonable suspicion” to stop and frisk; The New York Times columnist Joe Nocera explains what the LIBOR is in the context of the Barclay’s scandal; and a conversation about what makes something or someone resilient.

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Joe Nocera Explains LIBOR

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera explains the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index in the context of the allegations that Barclays manipulated that key rate benchmark.

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What the ConEd Lockout Means for Labor

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Susan Schurman, dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, discusses the ConEd lockout as it relates to the larger conversation about the role of labor unions and strategy.

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Monday, July 09, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, talks about his new book and his past struggles with crippling anxiety.

→ EVENT: Release party and reading | Wednesday, July 11, 7pm | BookCourt (163 Court St., Brooklyn)

→ EVENT: Reading and book signing | Thursday, July 12, 7pm | Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington, Long Island)

THE SCRAPBOOK: Smith cites "Singin' in the Rain" as a calming influence during bouts of anxiety. Inspired by his example, here are some of listeners' favorite movies for anxious moments.

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Hard Times on Long Island

Monday, July 09, 2012

Director Marc Levin talks about his film "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" and what he learned about families facing long-term unemployment.

→ Tune In: Hard Times premieres Monday, July 9th at 9pm on HBO

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David Sanger on Iran, Syria, More

Monday, July 09, 2012

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger talks about the latest on the diplomatic relationship with Iran, the effects of economic sanctions and their impact on the oil markets. Plus the latest from Syria, Libya, and more.

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Local Politics Heating Up

Monday, July 09, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local politics, from the Rangel-Espaillat race likely getting settled to the ongoing lockout of ConEd workers.

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