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Another Tight Race

Thursday, December 02, 2004

The undecided races for mayor of San Diego and governor of Washington State have gotten a lot of attention recently. But for many New Yorkers, the empty seat to watch belongs to the Governor of Puerto Rico.

When election workers stopped counting votes on the night of November ...

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The Rules of Engagement

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

What's your pet peeve in the subway? Pole-huggers? Nail clippers? Fast food eaters?

Or do you think there's too little freedom in the subway? Do you want to be able to ride in between cars, or smoke on the platform?

The MTA is considering several major revisions to ...

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World AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

In 1981 the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported by the CDC. It wasn't till 1984 that the virus was isolated and identified. Twenty four years later we are still far away from a cure. Tomorrow marks the 17th commemoration of World AIDS day.

UNAIDS focuses on one ...

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Can Independents Make It?

Monday, November 29, 2004

For the first time since Barnes and Noble's superstores took Manhattan by storm in the mid 1990s, a big new independent bookstore is opening.

The conventional wisdom says independents can only survive if they carve out a niche (gay, women's, arts, etc). McNally Robinson, a family-owned chain with outlets ...

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FOIA Sins

Friday, November 19, 2004

The Federal Communications Committee is in the headlines again this week with its criticism of ABC over their “steamy” promotion for “Desperate Housewives” before Monday Night Football. Chairman Michael Powell said he found the news "disappointing" and the network issued an apology. The promo skit ...

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Licensed to Bike

Thursday, November 18, 2004

According to Transportation Alternatives as many as 112,000 adult New Yorkers ride their bikes on any given day and up to 2 million New Yorkers own bicycles. With so many of us on two wheels City Councilwoman Madeline Provenzano has proposed a licensing scheme. Under her plan anyone ...

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American Abu Ghraib?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tune in to the show tomorrow to hear NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling report on the abuse of immigrants in American jails. Focusing on two prisons in New Jersey, Zwerdling discovered a pattern of abuse, including physical assault and the use of dogs to terrorize detainees, dating back to the mid ...

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Love means never having to say you're sorry

Monday, November 15, 2004

Some blue Americans have been trying very hard to channel their anger/ sadness into something positive and so sorryeverybody was born. As the word has spread within the blogosphere the site has been flooded by countless photographs of Americans very apologetic over George Bush's election victory. And thankfully those ...

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Claims and Counter Claims

Friday, November 12, 2004

At least Three reports in national newspapers tackled the issue of voter fraud in the presidential election this week. In a sign internet stories have a stronger chance of simmering into the mainstream these days, all three tell the story of blogs charging conspiracy theories along with others charging against the charges. In a world of many internets, it’s hard to keep track of all the claims and counter-claims so we've compiled a list of sites weighing in. The difference between the liberal blogs is notable (with some calls for Kerry to "unconcede" and others saying just deal with it), but the conservatives are not surprisingly unequivocal

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Netherlands

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Tomorrow on the show we will look into the murder of the Dutch film maker Theo Van Gogh, which has shocked the tiny European nation known for its deep level of tolerance. Things may be changing there as this is the second public assassination in as many years. ...

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Dawkins Reading at B&N

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Richard Dawkins will be giving a reading at Barnes & Noble Upper West Side on 2289 Broadway, at 82nd St New York NY 10024 this evening (11/9/2004) at 7:30 p.m. He will be accompanied by his wife, actress Lalla Ward.

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Expressing McGreevance

Monday, November 08, 2004

New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey was heavy on the apologies when he gave his farewell address today. He emphasized he was not, apologizing for “being a gay American,” but for letting his “personal feelings impact my decision-making.” In a bid to leave on a high note (albeit prematurely), ...

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Did Kerry Win Ohio?

Friday, November 05, 2004

Journalist Greg Palast thinks so. Here is his article at Tom Paine.com and a link to his website.

Let us know what you think.

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Ken Pollack on on Iran

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Iranian Embassy hostage crisis. A quarter-century later, relations with Iran are nearly as tense as they were then, with large numbers of US troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, just beyond Iran's eastern and western borders.

Ken Pollack is a 'liberal ...

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Your election feedback

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

I don't even know what to think at this point. Do any of the individuals who voted based on abortion or religious issues understand the global implications of re-electing this dimwit?
-SC

To say that the Swiftboat allegations sank the Kerry bid for the Presidency is dishonest. It did not. Kerry changed his focus every five minutes during his campaign and gained little traction until the closing stretch.
-DE

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Election Day Madness

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Our inbox has been stuffed with tales of voting woes, voting ease, and general excitement about the presidential election.

In case you want to vote but don't know where to do it, try this page recommended by a listener.

Feedback:

I voted this morning in Jersey City and was surprised that an exit interviewer for WABC-TV was set up INSIDE the polling place, about 10 yards from where the actual voting was taking place. They were set up complete w/ camera crew, backdrop & seats for the reporter & interviewee. You couldn’t get in or out of the election site w/o being stopped by the reporter. Is this legal?
-DT

I am not an immigrant but my in-laws are. (from Italy). And though they have been citizens for over 15 years I just learned something the other night when I was visiting them. My mother-in-law was under the impression that since she is registered Republican that she has to vote Republican! She was also under the impression that they would know who she voted for. Simply put, she was afraid to vote for someone other than Bush.
-KM

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30 Issues: Global Poverty and Hunger

Friday, October 29, 2004

According to UNICEF everyday 30,000 children around the world die of hunger related causes. How has our government helped to prevent this catastrophe?

In a post September 11th world have our priorities changed? George Bush pushed for the formation of a new government aid organization the Millenium Challenge ...

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30 Issues: Immigration

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The 9/11 Commission report was the all-consuming story just before the presidential campaign got under way this summer. But what was once a unanimous proposal has degenerated into partisan bickering on the eve of the election and one of the main stumbling blocks is immigration. The house version of the 9/11 commission bill is strict on deportation measures, while the senate version focuses on intelligence reform.
Conservatives say there’s no difference in the candidates’ stance on immigration, accusing Bush of supporting amnesty with his Guest Worker program. Pro-immigration groups say the Bush record shows he’s too harsh on immigrants in the post-9/11 measures like the registering of citizens from Arab countries.

Here’s what the two major party candidates say.

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Feedback: Immigration

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Please, if the guy talking about limiting immigration thinks his grandparents (or whomever else afforded him the opportunity to be an American citizen now) were "aliens", i.e., people from outer space or another term for "THEM", rather than "US", he needs to change his words - these people are called "undocumented workers" or "immigrants", just like his relatives, not "aliens".
-ST

As someone patiently waiting for my green card, having applied legally, and legally gainfully employed under a temporary visa, I am greatly offended that those who are defying the laws would be given better treatment (amnesty & a green card), than myself. If you are going to give them green cards, then everyone legally waiting and qualified should also get them! It's not fair to those "playing ball".
-PK

Read more emails in response to our segment on immigration.

...and feel free to respond to the responses

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30 Issues: Family Planning

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The right to life and the right to choice is perhaps one of the most controversial issues of the presidential race. George Bush and John Kerry stand on opposite ends of the spectrum politically.

Personally John Kerry believes that abortion is wrong, due to his Catholicism, however he has ...

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