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Deb Amos on Syria

Monday, August 06, 2012

Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR News, discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Breastfeeding Fiat

Monday, August 06, 2012

Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids, takes issue with the new city program to promote breast-feeding, "Latch On NYC."

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Dump the Bucket List

Monday, August 06, 2012

Carl Richards, certified financial planner, Bucks blogger at The New York Times and author of The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, talks about his recent column suggesting that long-term goals add to unhappiness.

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Voting Rights: Then and Now

Monday, August 06, 2012

On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Andrew Young—former U.N. ambassador, congressman, Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist—remembers the day and talks about laws affecting ballot access today. He's joined by Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a former chief speechwriter to President Clinton.

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The Long View

Monday, August 06, 2012

The head of the U.N. Syria mission has resigned. Deb Amos of NPR discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria and what hopes are left for international diplomacy to end the conflict. Plus: Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla reacts to the shooting near Milwaukee; U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU discuss the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and ballot access today; what NASA’s Curiosity rover is looking for on Mars; and what long-term goals are you letting go of to make you happier?

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Following Up: Do Latino Leaders Need to Speak Spanish?

Friday, August 03, 2012

Both parties are trying to court the Latino vote, and putting Latino politicians in the spotlight. But some of them don't speak Spanish…. Does it matter? We ask Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and borreroreport.com.

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Goldman Sachs Funds Anti-Recidivism Program

Friday, August 03, 2012

New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs discusses the deal between the city and Goldman Sachs and the potential of social impact bond financing for social service programs.

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Gymnastics Fever

Friday, August 03, 2012

Meghan O'Rourke, Slate contributor and author of The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, discusses why gymnastics is so captivating and takes calls from anyone with gymnastics fever.

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The Culture of Cuomo in Albany

Friday, August 03, 2012

Capitol New York political reporter Azi Paybarah explains how Governor Cuomo's promises of transparency compare to his administration's record, and discusses the latest on the governor's 2016 hopes.

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Life Without Parole

Friday, August 03, 2012

Charles Ogletree, professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and co-editor of Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty?, examines the social, political, cultural, and legal meanings of lifelong imprisonment.

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July Jobs and the Fed

Friday, August 03, 2012

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is stuck between the economic hawks, who are worried about high inflation, and doves, who want to spur employment. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses this morning's jobs report and whether it will spur the Fed into further action.

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Vote: What's NYC's Most Annoying Sound?

Friday, August 03, 2012

UPDATE: The results are in! Car Alarms def MTA Emergency Exits to win as the NYC sound that #ANNOISE you the most!

Semifinals Results: MTA Emergency Exits def Motorcyles | Car Alarms def Subway Stereos

Quarterfinals Results: MTA Emergency Exits def Loud Conversations | Car Alarms def Yankee Fans | Subway Stereos def Garbage Trucks | Motorcycles def Subway Screech

Round of 16 Results: Loud Conversations def NYC Politicians | MTA Emergency Exits def Ice Cream Trucks | Subway Screech def Subway PA Announcements | Loud Motorcycles def Jackhammers | Yankee Fans def Gum Chewing | Car Alarms def Firetrucks | No Headphones def Nail Clipping | Garbage Trucks def Idling Buses

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Put to the Test

Friday, August 03, 2012

New York City will be a test case for "social impact bond" financing for social service programs. New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs will discuss the deal announced yesterday where Goldman Sachs will invest ten million dollars in an effort to curb recidivism with the hopes of getting a return on their investment. Plus: Andrew Cuomo's Albany; what today's jobs numbers mean; a hard look at life without parole; and your calls on gymnastic fever.

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Open Phones: What Should Brian Read or Listen to on Vacation?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Brian's off for his annual summer vacation starting tomorrow. As we do every year, we ask: What should Brian listen to or read on his trip? And please limit your suggestions to recent releases - we'll compile them below!

 Listen below to a mix of some of your picks - we'll add more as they come in.

Summer Vacation Picks from blshow on 8tracks.

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Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Mathew M. Wambua, Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development, talks about the latest from the office of affordable housing, including the City's micro-units project, new investments, an online lottery, and more.

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Taxing Campaign

Thursday, August 02, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney are going back and forth on their respective tax strategies. Ruben Navarette, nationally syndicated columnist and CNN contributor, talks about the latest in the pre-convention presidential campaign.

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On the Chick-Fil-A Backlash

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and what local politicians have said in response to the news that the company's CEO is against gay marriage.

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Intern Life: What's Legal?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, kicks off the weekly series on life as an intern and the role of internships in our economy. Today's topic: What's legal and what's not, and what rights interns have.

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Talmud Party

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, talks about the celebration at the Meadowlands of all those who've read the Talmud, one page per day, over the last 2,711 days.

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Day by Day

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break?

Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break? 
Day by Day
Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and the national day of appreciation, and what local elected officials have said about gay rights and the fast food chain. Plus: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua; a celebration for those who have read the Talmud over the past 2,711 days; our August series on internships kicks off; and what should Brian listen to or read on his summer break
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