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Drop the "gay" from gay weddings

Monday, May 17, 2004

As every news outlet mentioned, today marked the first day of legally recognized gay weddings in the US. But if blogger Andrew Sullivan gets his wish, the “gay” part of that phrase will be banished from common parlance. On today’s show, Sullivan drew parallels with ...

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Knot To Be

Friday, May 14, 2004

Today we got a preview of summer movies from the New York Times' Jodi Kantor. She told us that about 500 movies will get cinematic release this summer, more than twice the normal crop of 200. Her tip: if you see just one Harry Potter flick, make it 2004's Prisoner ...

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Newport News

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Last weekend, pollster John Zogby declared the 2004 presidential race Kerry's to lose. On our show this morning, Gallup's Frank Newport agreed that Bush should be worried. He found this week that 47% of Americans now favor a reduction in the number of troops in Iraq, an increase ...

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To Your Health!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Today the show focused on a week of events for New Yorkers without health insurance. It's called (aptly) Cover the Uninsured Week. We got a lot of questions and requests for more information from our listeners so to that end we decided to post links to organizations involved. ...

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Taguba's Testimony

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

This morning the show aired live hearings taking place before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the abuse of prisoners by US servicemen. The most compelling testimony came from the unflappable Major General Anthony Taguba, who authored the report that detailed abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. ...

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The News in Pictures

Monday, May 10, 2004

This week, we will be posting excerpts of selected listener emails in the blog. If you would like to comment on this (or anything else on the show for that matter), email us your thoughts. Today, listeners weigh in on the interview with journalist Anthony Lewis

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Nets Gains and Losses

Friday, May 07, 2004

This morning two community activists tangled—and sometimes tangoed—over plans to build a Nets arena in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Bertha Lewis, whose ACORN organization advocates for poor New Yorkers, is working with the developer to make plans for 900 new units of affordable housing. Joel Towers, a professor of ...

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The Other National Security Office

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Tomorrow, former ambassador Joseph Wilson will talk about his impressions of the Bush administration and his thoughts on the outing of his CIA agent wife. In the meantime, tell us what you think about this excerpt from his book, “The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies ...

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Culture Storm

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

We began a conversation on the new culture wars on today's show with Kay Hymowitz but we're going to continue it tonight when we take our show to the Brooklyn Museum - here are the details - we hope to see you there. The show will ...

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The Fog of Silence

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Former Defense Sec’y Robert McNamara (who referred to himself as former Secretary of State) appeared with anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott (who said she’s not an anti-nuclear activist but a pediatrician and specialist in global preventive medicine). Strange bedfellows? Maybe, but they’re talking about the remaining threat from ...

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KERRY GETS SPECIFIC, HERSH REVEALS HORRORS

Monday, May 03, 2004

On today’s show, we play excerpts from John Kerry’s Westminster College speech Friday, his most specific yet about what he’d do differently in Iraq. Wonder why this was only on page A12 of Saturday’s NY Times. Here is a link to the full text. http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/speeches/spc_2004_0430.html

And we ...

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O’Neill to Bremer to Clarke

Friday, April 30, 2004

Some email from listeners today:

On blacking out Ted Koppel tonight:

“… when the clean up of the Trade Center was celebrated, part of the ceremony was a reading of all the names of the dead, complete with flags waving and tears. No one objected to that.”

On the ...

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Saudi Flights Reading

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Read an excerpt from the 9/11 commission Staff Statement regarding the evacuation of Saudi Flights in the days after the September 11 attacks.

Read Craig Unger's piece about the flights from Vanity Fair

Email us your comments

(This relates to Friday's interview with author Craig Unger and Thursday's interview with Newsweek's Mark Hosenball)

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Zbig News

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Now two prominent guests in the last few weeks have said that the “war on terrorism” is misnamed. 9/11 Commission member Bob Kerrey said it should be the “war on Islamic extremism”. Today former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski said terrorism is a military tactic. ...

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Our Pledge To You:

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

From this day forth, we will only scrutinize Republicans. We were convinced by a flood of e-mails during this morning’s segment with the three Boston Globe reporters who’ve been covering John Kerry for 20 years and wrote a political biography of him. Here’s a typical ...

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Saudis Go, Kerry No Show

Monday, April 26, 2004

We’ll make this mostly a guest blog entry today from Jack in Short Hills, who emailed us after the show. He was responding to a caller who attended The March For Women’s Lives yesterday, who objected strongly to John Kerry sending his daughter to represent him. What ...

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The Official High Fructose Corn Syrup of New York City

Friday, April 23, 2004

Maybe the politically androgynous Michael Bloomberg is a Republican after all! The New York Times poll today finds half of NY Republicans approve of the job he’s doing, but only a third of NY Democrats do. And his Department of Education policies, the centerpiece of his administration ...

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The Joan Baez of Smoking

Thursday, April 22, 2004

It’s amazing. No issue splits progressive listeners – and those who toil in the nightlife biz - like the smoking ban in bars. It’s either a workers rights issue or a symbol of creeping fascism, depending who you ask. It raises passions so much that rock and blues artist

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Getting Drafty?

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Here’s what I think about Sen. Chuck Hagel’s idea for reviving the draft, which we had a call-in about today:

I love the idea because it’s the only equitable way to distribute military risk in our society.

I hate the idea because the government should never force ...

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The Searchers

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

NPR’s Rick Karr covered more than one search engine in his five-part series The Search Engine Wars but when he was on the show today our listeners wanted to talk Google and Gmail.

In the last few weeks the company has found themselves embroiled in ...

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