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Thursday, December 02, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comments on the recent release of some 250,000 classified cables released by Wikileaks at the State Department November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comments on the recent release of some 250,000 classified cables released by Wikileaks at the State Department November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

In the wake of the cables released by Wikileaks, Ambassador Joe Wilson discusses what the leaked content may mean for diplomacy. Plus: Debt Reduction Task Force member Pete Domenici; new entries into the Encyclopedia of New York City; a look at how Arab leaders are portrayed in the Wikileaks data dump; and WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the cuts to the Newark and Camden police forces. 

WikiLeaks: Fair Game?

Ambassador Joe Wilson discusses diplomacy in the wake of WikiLeaks. Also, he talks about the film "Fair Game" in which he and his wife are portrayed. Valerie Plame Wilson was outed as a CIA operative in 2003 by information leaked from the US State Department.

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Deficit Reduction the Domenici Way

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was created by President Obama to address the United States' fiscal challenges. Senator Pete Domenici, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of the Debt Reduction Task Force, and Joe Minarik, Senior VP and Director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development and Former Chief Economist of the House Budget Committee, discuss the commission's plan to reduce the national deficit. 

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Encyclopedic New York: New Entries

The second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press) is newly published. Hear about some of the tidbits of city lore each week in December. This week: executive editor Lisa Keller goes through some of the entries added since the first edition fifteen years ago, from "September 11" to "Pale Male."

What entries would you add to the new edition?

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WikiLeaks and the Arab World

Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, talks about the portrayal of Arab leaders in the WikiLeaks cables, and the response overseas.

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Rut or Recovery: Government Services

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the cuts to police forces in Newark and Camden, and other cuts to government services in New Jersey and around the region.

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Online Privacy: FTC Backs "Do Not Track" Option

Edmund Lee, digital media reporter for Advertising Age, talks about the Federal Trade Commission's new proposal, which would allow people to choose whether they want their online browsing habits to be tracked by internet companies.

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