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The Expanding Attack on ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama told the nation last night that U.S. military efforts against ISIS will expand, and come to include air strikes in Syria, the arming of opposition forces, and more American personnel on the ground in Iraq. Yochi Dreazen, managing editor for news at Foreign Policy, and Liz Sly, Washington Post Beirut bureau chief, discuss what comes next, and who's going to join the efforts.

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Lowering Expectations for Growth

Thursday, September 11, 2014

James Galbraith discusses his new book which argues that the 2008 recession was not an interruption of normal economic growth but represents a new normal of instability.
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9/11, Newark, Nuns and the New Normal

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Public schools in Newark underwent big changes this year as thousands of students were reassigned to different schools. Newark schools superintendent Cami Anderson explains why the changes were necessary. Plus: women and nuns still lack power in the male-dominated Catholic Church; how to cope with the instability of the new economic normal, and on the anniversary of 9/11, a look at how the FDNY has changed since that day. 

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Video, Chat, and Transcript: President Obama Address on ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama addressed the country about how the U.S. would lead a coalition to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Read the transcript, watch the video, and see our live chat, where foreign policy experts and WNYC listeners joined Brian Lehrer to discuss the remarks.

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OK Cupid 'Experiments on Humans'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The dating site tells users that they're meant to be—even if they're not. OK Cupid's founder tells us the mere suggestion of being a perfect couple is enough for us to believe it.
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The Year Everyone Turned on MLK

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The White House. The NAACP. The Urban League. They all deemed King wrong or irrelevant towards the end of his life. Tavis Smiley takes a closer look at MLK's troubled, final year.
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Update on Human Rights in Bahrain

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A journalist talks about Maryam al-Khawaja, the Bahraini human rights activist, detained as she returned to the country to visit her jailed father.
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Election Returns: Cuomo Prevails, Smith Loses, More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cuomo and Hochul prevailed over Teachout and Liu, but do the results change anything about the governor's 2014 (and beyond) ambitions?
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#WhyIStayed and What We Learn

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On the heels of the graphic video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé Janay Rice, Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families and a former New York State judge, talks about domestic violence and how to address the kind of abuse shown in the video.

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Election Results; Tavis Smiley; #WhyIStay

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

All the stuff we 'like' on Facebook and things we Google is contributing to massive troves of collected data that tell stories about human nature. OK Cupid founder and president Christian Rudder explains how this works and how his site is involved in data collection...and experimentation. Plus: Tavis Smiley on the things Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with near the end of his life; in the wake of the Ray Rice story, a look at the complicated relationship dynamics when one partner is an abuser; NYS primary election results; and an update on human rights in Bahrain.

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Kirsten Gillibrand: More Women in Congress Would Mean Better Decisions

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New York's junior senator, out with a new memoir, says women's voices have to be heard more. "I'm so frustrated" to be fighting battles previous generations already won, she says.
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Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NYS Primary Elections

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Listeners share how they will vote in New York's primary today in this unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll.

It's not too late to vote! Look up your polling place in the election guide below, check out the candidates, and get to the polls by 9pm.


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The Hidden History of NYC's Woodlawn Cemetery

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery historian Susan Olsen discusses the stories the cemetery tells about The Bronx, NYC, and our country.
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One Year of Traffic Problems and Political Scandals

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It's been one year since the "traffic problems in Ft. Lee." Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein update the status of the Bridgegate investigations, plus sports betting.
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Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Bigger Stories Behind the Sports

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A close look at two major sports headlines this week: the suspension of Ray Rice, and the decision by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team. 
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Politics & Prose: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Bridgegate Update; Cemetery Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It’s the anniversary of the day lane closures on the George Washington Bridge led to what eventually turned into Bridgegate. Matt Katz of WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein give updates on the ongoing investigations into the scandal. Plus: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on the old boys’ club atmosphere in the Senate; a thoroughly unscientific exit poll on NYS primary day; and Susan Olsen, the historian for Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, uncovers hidden stories about the borough, the city and the country.

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Meet the Candidates: Democrats for Lieutenant Governor

Monday, September 08, 2014

The candidates for Lt. Governor—Kathy Hochul for Governor Andrew Cuomo and Tim Wu with Zephyr Teachout—have separate lines on tomorrow's ballot, and joined us to discuss their campaigns.
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Nate Silver Tells Us Who'll Win the Midterms

Monday, September 08, 2014

FiveThirtyEight has rolled out its first projections for the midterm elections, giving Republicans a 65.1% chance of taking back the Senate (as of Monday morning). Editor in chief Nate Silver, author of The Signal and the Noise, discusses the projections, and what could move the needle one way or another.

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Need Advice? Ask Polly

Monday, September 08, 2014

New York Magazine's The Cut has a new advice columnist - Heather Havrilesky, also known as "Ask Polly." She talks about her move from The Awl to The Cut, how advice columns function in the digital age and in keeping with her style, she'll listen to your (very) long and (very) personal problems, and give long and thoughtful answers. 

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What Will it Take to "Systematically Degrade" ISIS?

Monday, September 08, 2014

President Obama says that there's an international coalition forming -- and he'll be asking for the support of Congress -- to degrade ISIS. What will that process look like?
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