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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The start of the 111th Congress in January of 2009 The start of the 111th Congress in January of 2009 (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sworn into office, and now the tough job of working with Albany starts. State Senators John Flanagan (R) and Liz Krueger (D) take a first look at working with the newly seated Governor. We also hear from the It’s a Free Country all-star bloggers about what they see in store for the incoming 112th Congress and what to expect in 2011. Plus: new WikiLeaks revelations about U.S. diplomats pushing Boeing airplanes.  

It's A Free Country All-Stars: The Coming Political Year

It's a Free Country contributers dissect the new congress. Solomon Kleinsmith, founder of the political website Rise of the Center; Karol Markowicz, PR consultant and blogger at Alarming News; and Justin Krebs, founder of Living Liberally, talk about the prospects for Republicans and Democrats, and the country's political future.   

Read a recap of this conversation at It’s A Free Country>>

Open Phones: Dancers on "The Black Swan"

A call-in for dancers who have seen the psychological thriller "The Black Swan," set in the ballet world at New York's Lincoln Center:  Did the filmmakers get the details right?   

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State Senators on Cuomo

State Senators Liz Krueger (D-26) and John J. Flanagan (R-2) take a first look at newly seated Governor Cuomo and the other news of the day.

Read a recap of this conversation at It’s A Free Country>>

U.S. Diplomats and Boeing

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the WikiLeaks cables that reveal the U.S. diplomatic role in selling Boeing to the rest of the world.

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You Discover Brooklyn

Last week, NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams jokingly named his top media story of 2010: the The New York Times' discovery of Brooklyn, a mysterious land of ironic spectacles and artisanal cheeses. Now we want to hear your pitches for the best trend story about the borough. Steve Hindy, former journalist and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery, and Amy Sohn, author of the satirical novel Prospect Park West, judge your suggestions of Brooklyn trends, real or imagined.

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