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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A police car is snowed under in Brooklyn. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Bloomberg administration officials got grilled by the NY City Council yesterday about the city’s response to last month’s blizzard. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang breaks down the lessons learned as the city braces for another winter storm. Plus, WNYC's Bob Hennelly gives a preview of Governor Christie’s State of the State address; Eric Alterman on kabuki politics; New America Foundation fellow Parag Khanna talks about his new book How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance; and a continued conversation about the shooting in Tucson, Arizona with NJ Congressman Bill Pascrell and others.

Snow Removal and the State of the State NJ

Bloomberg administration officials were grilled yesterday for hours by the New York City Council about the city's response to last month's blizzard. WNYC reporters Ailsa Chang and Bob Hennelly discuss what came out of that hearing and the lessons learned as we look ahead to another snow storm. Plus, Bob previews NJ Governor Christie's state of the state address today. 

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Eric Alterman On Arizona And Obama

Eric Alterman, columnist for The Nation, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, is the author of Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama. He discusses the new political landscape in the light of the Tucson shooting, and next moves for the Obama administration. 

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Running the World

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Tucson Shooting: Turning Point?

Matt Bai, writer of the Political Times column for The New York Times and  frequent contributor to The Times Magazine, discusses the Tucson shooting and where it fits into the history of political violence.

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Representative Pascrell on the Arizona shooting

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8th), reacts to the Tucson shooting. 

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Arizona Shooter's State of Mind

Dr. Michael Stone, forensic psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, explores what can be ascertained about Jared Loughner's mental state ahead of the Tucson shooting.

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Mayor Bloomberg's Announcement on Guns and Storm Prep

Coverage of Mayor Bloomberg's announcement this morning on illegal guns. Plus, the mayor will give an update on the city's preparation for the coming snow storm. 

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