Making the Cut

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Kenneth Jackson and Lisa Keller, editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City, talk about how in the world they decided what made the cut. Plus, the debate over online censorship in the context of WikiLeaks; the future of the class action law suit; and hunting bears in New Jersey and caribou in Alaska.

Open Phones: Moderates, Independents on Obama & Bloomberg

Read a recap of this conversation at It's A Free Country»»

Tea Partiers are upset with establishment Republicans for striking a deal with the president. Obama called out the liberal Democratic base for criticizing his tax compromise. And in a speech yesterday, Mike Bloomberg attempted to find a common ground between the two sides on economic issues. We want to hear from moderates and convervatives – who is talking to you? What do you make of the tax compromise, Bloomberg’s speech, and more? Solomon Kleinsmith, a centrist independent blogger, provides insight from the perspective of the moderate middle.

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Encyclopedic New York: Bridges & Tunnels

The second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City is newly published. Hear about some of the tidbits of city lore each week in December. This week: the encyclopedia's editor-in-chief Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller talk about bridges and tunnels. 

Event: Reading and discussion of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition with Kenneth T. Jackson at the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30.  Click here for more info.

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Hacktivism and Wikileaks

To show their support for Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, hackers attacked websites of corporations such as PayPal and MasterCard who have been making it difficult for the controversial site to function. John Abell, New York Bureau Chief for Wired, discusses this recent form of cyber warfare and Marcia Hoffman, Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney, weighs in on the first amendment ramifications of shutting Wikileaks out of funding, or prosecuting them for the cable dumps.

For a summary of their conversation, go to It's A Free Country.

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The Future of Class Action Law Suits

Adam Liptak, who covers the U.S. Supreme Court for the New York Times, discusses the Wal-Mart and AT&T cases before the court and what impact those rulings with have on the future of class action law suits.

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On the Hunt

Anthony Licata, editor in chief of Field and Stream, talks about the bear hunt in New Jersey and Sarah Palin's caribou.

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