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Crosscheck: The Future of the Industry

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In the final installment of our weekly series on the airline industry, Jad Mouawad, airline correspondent for The New York Times, looks ahead at what's in store for 2012 and beyond.   

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Obama Pulls PAC Punch, Cantor's Lament, and Todd's REM Cycles

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Episode #3: At the State of the Union, President Obama talked about the "corrosive influence of money in politics," but perhaps most revealing was what he didn't mention. Anna Sale, Brian Lehrer and Todd Zwillich bring their most revealing clips of the week and discuss Obama's SuperPAC strategy; Eric Cantor's admission that bipartisanship doesn't always work; and how Todd should nap as he works the morning shift.

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Open Phones: Referendum on Christie's Referendum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a ballot initiative to let voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

LISTENERS: Do you think public referendums are the right way for states to decide on marriage equality? Who should decide whether states should allow same-sex marriage: the voters or the legislature? Text "whodecides" to 30644, give us a call, or comment here. 

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Defining Autism

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alycia Halladay, director of research for environmental science for the science and advocacy group Autism Speaks, talks about the proposed change to the diagnostic definition of autism and concerns about what it might mean for treatment access.

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The NYPD and "The Third Jihad"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, discuss the investigation into the NYPD's involvement in the controversial film "The Third Jihad."

Watch the full video below. Note: Ray Kelly appears at 55:45 in a section on "Nuclear Threat"

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Knowledge Now

Thursday, January 26, 2012

David Weinberger, senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society and the author of Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room, talks about how technology is affecting what we know and how we know what we know.

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Florida's Latino Voters

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dario Moreno, professor of political science at Florida International University, discusses the importance of the Latino vote in Florida as the GOP primary nears, and how the candidates are engaging Hispanic voters. Pilar Marrero, reporter and columnist for the La Opinión, a Spanish-language daily newspaper in the U.S., also joins us to explain what we can learn about the Latino vote from the Florida primary.

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Over the Line

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Elizabeth Goitein, talks about their investigation into the NYPD’s use of and involvement with the controversial anti-Islam film “The Third Jihad”. Plus: a conversation about the battle for the Latino vote in Florida ahead of the GOP primary election there; the January series on the airline industry continues with what lies ahead for the industry; proposed changes to the diagnostic definition of autism; and how technology is affecting how we know what we know.

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Glock of Ages

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A new book tells the history of perhaps the most popular and influential weapon in the world. Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his new book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

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Story Pirates States of the Union (Exclusive Download)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This is Politics Bites. Every once in a while we'll post short audio to It's A Free Country: The Podcast that deserves a little extra attention.

The Story Pirates take stories written by kids and turn them into musical theater. For the State of the Union 2012, It's A Free Country asked our audience to answer the question: “What would you say if you were addressing the country?”

The Story Pirates compiled the answers and some responses from their own workshops - with kids from ages 6 to 17 - and here are the results. Take a listen, download for free!

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Who Is Sheldon Adelson?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forbes managing editor, Bruce Upbin and Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, talk about casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in light of his support for Newt Gingrich and other conservative causes. 

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Open Phones: Sh** My Relatives In Florida Say

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

You know the meme "Shi** [[Insert Demographic]] Say"? We'll open the phones to riff on that and ask "What do your relatives in Florida say?" If you have a connection to the Sunshine State, what are you hearing about the GOP race, Florida politics, and more? Call in 212.433.9692...

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Open Phones: React to SOTU

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hear excerpts from President Obama's SOTU speech last night and call in with your reactions. Plus Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance reports on reactions to the President's Multinational Corporation tax proposals, and Occupy Wall Street organizer Justin Wedes reacts on the themes of inequality in the President's speech. 

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Jennifer Granholm: Keeping Current

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former governor of Michigan (D) and host of "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," Jennifer Granholm, talks about her new show and responds to the State of the Union and the presidential campaign. 

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Words and Deeds

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm joins to discuss her political career, her new show on CurrentTV, and last night’s State of the Union address. Plus: your calls and reaction to the goals President Obama laid out in this election year; the story of Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who is supporting Newt Gingrich for President among other conservative causes; and Paul M. Barrett on “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”

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Oscar Nods and Misses

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A.O. Scott, chief film critic of The New York Times, and Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's "Culture Gabfest," compare notes on this year's Oscar nominations (just released this morning), and discuss recent changes in the requirements for best documentary.

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STEM Learning

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses how to get your child exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) both in and outside of school.

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SOTU and Debates

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, talks about the Republican candidates, the president's speech and his New Yorker piece on post-post-partisanship.

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Christie, His Courts, and Garden State Marriage Equality

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gov. Christie appoints two new judicial nominees, and New Jersey supporters of marriage equality rally in Trenton. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for the New Jersey News Service, give us the latest. 

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World Power Plan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under Carter; counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and co-author of Strategic Vision:  America and the Crisis of Global Power, offers a foreign policy blueprint for the 21st century.

EVENT: Booksigning at Barnes & Noble Union Square 1/24 at 7PM in conversation with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

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