Civic Duties

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Planned Parenthood narrowly averted getting its federal funding cut. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, reflects on the Congressional budget battle over the organization's funding. Plus: senior political writer at Politico, Jonathan Martin, looks at the possible GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential race; and law professor Eric Lane gives a civics quiz.

The 2012 GOP Race

There are more than a dozen possible GOP candidates, but the true campaigning has yet to begin. Jonathan Martin, senior political writer at Politico, analyzes the 2012 Republican presidential field and other political news.

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Planned Parenthood Chief

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discusses the work her organization does and the recent Congressional battle over the group's funding.

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Civics Quiz

Eric Lane, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice and distinguished law professor at Hofstra University School of Law, tested New Yorkers' knowledge of government and politics and found it wanting. Can Brian Lehrer show listeners do better?

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WikiLeaks on Gitmo Prisoners

Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law School, reviews the latest release of documents from WikiLeaks.

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Open Phones: Your Foreign-Language Headlines

Do you read a paper in another language or listen to a foreign-language radio station? Do you read an English paper published in a non-English-speaking country? Tell us what you're reading, what you're hearing, and what the foreign-language press is focusing on. Call in or post in the comments! You can also tweet us @brianlehrer -- use the hashtag #nonenglishnews

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What's in a (Neighborhood) Name?

John Del Signore, managing editor of Gothamist, discusses what happens when Crown Heights becomes "ProCro" or the South Bronx becomes "SoBro."

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