It's A Free Country's The Mix, where we take some of the notable clips and other voices found on WNYC this week and mix 'em up. Voices are in bold, connections in italics.
While a census count may seem like small news given what's going on overseas, the surprisingly low numbers for NYC may mean fewer government resources and even a loss of a congressional district. So it's no surprise that Mike Bloomberg, Marty Markowitz, and others expressed skepticism and are planning to contest the results. Another New Yorker also lodged a complaint against the Obama administration when Charlie Rangel voiced the concerns that many liberals have over the intervention in Libya. At the other end of the political spectrum, John McCain walked a line - he's been critical of the leadup but overall supportive of the war. Also walking a fine line, Robert Gates reassured Americans that leadership of the effort would soon be handed over, but that the US is still in complete control. Continuing to spiral out of control is the Fukushima nuclear reactor, with workers inside taking two steps forward and one step back (or is it the reverse) in their effort to contain radiation. And this week we say goodbye to Liz Taylor. That's it: goodbye.