Dream Big

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Chris Christie and business leaders in New Jersey are banking on a massive new mall project - American Dream Meadowlands - to bring money and jobs to the Garden State. This at a time that Christie is making significant budget cutbacks. Bob Hennelly updates the latest from New Jersey. Plus, Liz Benjamin on the prospects for gay marriage in New York; celebrity-obsession and the modern woman; and Jonathan Alter on Clinton-style diplomacy.

From Xanadu to American Dream

"Xanadu" is now "American Dream Meadowlands" and it's going to be the biggest mall in the US. Bob Hennelly, WNYC Reporter, talks about the ambitious new development, what it means for Chris Christie's administration, and other local news.

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Gay Marriage Prospects in NY

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, counts the votes in Albany and discusses the prospects for allowing gay marriage in New York State.

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Thinking About Women

Lisa Bloom, legal analyst and author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, wonders why women are better educated than ever and more celebrity-obsessed.

Event: You can meet Lisa in person at Barnes and Noble on 82 street Thursday June 2 at 7PM.

Barnes and Noble on 82nd street
Thursday June 2nd at 7PM
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Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Middle East

Jonathan Alter, MSNBC analyst and author of The Promise: President Obama, Year Onetalks about U.S. foreign policy and his Vanity Fair profile of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Plus: Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst for Al-Jazeera English and host of Empire, a monthly show about global powers, discusses the view from the Middle East with respect to the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Honorary Degrees and Controversy

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, talk about controversy surrounding City University of New York board of trustee's decision not to award an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner.

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