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Larry King: 50 Years of Questions

Monday, December 26, 2011

Larry King, former CNN host, talks about his career and his new book, Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions.

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Jim Lehrer: Inside the Presidential Debates

Monday, December 26, 2011

As Republican candidates continued the fight for the nomination this week in another early Republican primary debate, former PBS News anchor Jim Lehrer, no stranger to the moderator's chair, joins us to discuss his career as an interviewer and his new book, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.

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Brokaw on The American Dream

Monday, December 26, 2011

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Amanpour on Covering Democracy

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christiane Amanpour, host of ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour (who is stepping down to work for CNN and ABC), talks about reporting on and covering pro-democracy movements this past year, and entering the presidential election cycle as a talk show host.

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The Iraq War is History

Friday, December 23, 2011

Richard Betts, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security, places the Iraq War in historical context and looks at other national security issues. 

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Who Will Pay

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bank of America has agreed to pay over $300 million dollars to settle allegations that its mortgage lending unit Countrywide Financial discriminated against black and Hispanic borrowers during the housing boom. A representative of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP) discusses whether the settlement actually settles the score for many affected lenders; a look at the Iraq war in a historical context with Richard Betts; a conversation about giving a book as a gift in the age of the e-reader with New York Times reporter Julie Bosman; and the cultural rivalry between the Giants and the Jets.

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Paying for Countrywide's Discrimination

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bank of America has agreed to pay $335 million to settle allegations of racially discriminatory lending practices by Bank of America owned Countrywide. Josh Zinner, co-director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), joins us to discuss the settlement.  

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Jets vs. Giants Culture

Friday, December 23, 2011

Former New York Times sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, author of Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes at Thirty-Eight (Well, Thirty-Seven) Seasons of New York Jets Football Futility, discusses the differences between Jets and Giants culture - from the locker room to the stands. 

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The Gift of Books

Friday, December 23, 2011

Julie Bosman, New York Times reporter who covers the book publishing industry, discusses how e-book sales compare to physical book sales this holiday season - and if giving an e-book has the same impact as giving a physical one. 

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Extended Payroll Tax Cut

Friday, December 23, 2011

Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, Todd Zwillich, discusses the Republicans' agreement  to extend payroll tax cuts.

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Tax Inequality

Friday, December 23, 2011

In a recent NYT Op-Ed, economists Aaron Edlin of UC Berkeley and Yale's Ian Ayres propose to combat inequality with a tax that would automatically kick in when gap between the median income and the top 1% widens.  Aaron Edlin is a co-editor of the new book, Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems (Columbia University Press, 2011) and Ian Ayres blogs for Freakonomics.

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New Jersey Confirmation Battle

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chris Cerf has yet to be confirmed as New Jersey Education Commissioner. WNYC reporters Nancy Solomon and Bob Hennelly discuss the issues around his appointment.

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Indefinite Detention

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mark Danner, contributor to the New York Review of Books and the author of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War, discusses President Obama's shift in opinion about a bill that would allow indefinite detention. Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab American Association of New York, joins the conversation. 

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Washington Gridlock v 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post Congressional reporter, discusses the showdown over the payroll tax and who stands to win - and lose.

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Change of Heart

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The White House has signaled that the President will not necessarily veto a bill to allow indefinite detentions. Mark Danner, author of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War, explains what may be behind the President's change of heart on the issue. Plus: WNYC's Kathleen Horan on Albany and the livery cabs deal; issues around the appointment of the New Jersey education commissioner; and Henry Louis Gates Jr. on African American history of music.

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Gates on African American History, Music and Film

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor at Harvard University, director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, as well as the author of Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008, continues this month's series on African American history. This week: music and popular culture, including Billy Eckstine, Thriller and the television show Roots.

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Taxi Deal

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan explains the governor-brokered deal to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails, increase medallions and make cabs more accessible to the disabled. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief of The Daily News, talks about the impact the taxi deal might have on future city-state negotiations. 

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Open Phones: Workshopping Your Holiday Stories

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Whether you celebrate one of the religious holidays or just a few days off from work, this time of year is a time to gather with friends and family. And chances are there will be lots of the same stories being told at your dinner table.

We open the phones for you to tell that classic family story - or try out a new one. Plus, WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady - a Moth StorySlam and GrandSlam winner - offers advice on how best to tell your tale. Call in with your story 212-433-9692!

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Best of 2011: The Year in (Your) Pictures

Thursday, December 22, 2011

There are lots of roundups of the year's best pictures, but we want to do it a little differently.

This year cell phone pictures brought us news stories, from protests in Tahrir Square to the impact of Hurricane Irene. For our one and only best-of 2011 project, we want to collect the year's best pictures -- that are sitting on your cell phone. Upload them here - we'll make a highlight slideshow of our favorites!

And, no, Anthony Weiner is not eligible.

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Mixed Results

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger talks about what’s next for Iran and North Korea. Plus: U.S. homebuilding hit a 19 month high—Yahoo! Finance columnist Dan Gross explains why; former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson weighs in the latest battles in Congress; and what kinds of technology and policy solutions we need for a sustainable energy system.

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