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Monday, March 07, 2011

U.S. Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand

Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times discusses his new column in the re-designed New York Times Magazine; Newsweek correspondent Jonathan Alter talks national politics; U.S. Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, discusses the budget battles and the White House report on the status of women. Plus: Libyan American Sarah Abdurrahman on the tricky job of gathering information about what’s actually going on in Libya during the current political unrest there; and another installment of Science 101.

The Political Week Ahead

A budget showdown and questions about the US military response to unrest in Libya looms large this week. Jonathan Alter, correspondent for Newsweek and the author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One, previews the week in politics ahead.

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Sen. Gillibrand on the War on Women

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discusses the new White House report on the status of women and House Republicans' budget cuts.

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Voices from Libya

Sarah Abdurrahman, producer for WNYC's On the Media, discusses her work as a Libyan American, trying to get information out of her homeland and connect the Arab diaspora in the wake of the pro-Democracy protests. She's been contributing to the @Feb17voices Twitter feed.

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Bill Keller on His New Column

Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, discusses his new column in The New York Times Magazine.

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Science 101: Bill Nye, The Science Guy

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.

Today, Bill Nye, the Science Guy and executive director of The Planetary Society, answers listeners' science questions. 

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