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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mayor Cory Booker talks about the latest in Newark, including this weekend’s visit from the Dalai Lama and others for the Newark Peace Education Summit. Plus: New York City Council Member Domenic Recchia, chairman of the Finance Committee, discusses ongoing budget negotiations; David Colman, contributing writer for The New York Times, on Alcoholics Anonymous; Kelly Virella talks about the City Limits Magazine investigation of sexual abuse at NYS prisons; and forget everything you think you know about carbon footprints. 

Peace in Newark

Newark mayor Cory Booker talks about this weekend's Newark Peace Education Summit and other news, including the just-announced DOJ investigation of the police department.

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Councilman Recchia on the Budget

Domenic Recchia, Chairman of the Finance Committee and New York City Council Member (D-District 47) representing Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach and Gravesend, responds to Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposal and previews the ongoing budget negotiations with the City Council.

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Alcoholics Not-So Anonymous

David Colman, contributing writer for The New York Times, reflects on the idea of anonymity and addiction in an age when more people are open about their recovery. He recently wrote about Alcoholics Anonymous in the New York Times.

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Our Covert War with Iran

With all the attention being paid to revolutions throughout the Middle East, our relationship with Iran has dropped off the headlines. NPR diplomatic correspondent Mike Shuster discusses how the US and other countries continue to try and stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions through a covert cyber-war.

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Sex Abuse in New York's Prisons

Kelly Virella, deputy editor at City Limits Magazine, talks about the City Limits' investigation of staff sexual abuse in New York State prisons for women.

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Bananas Are Best

Mike Berners-Lee, founding director of Small World Consulting and the author of How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything, says to forget everything you think know about carbon footprints.  He even says there are times when driving beats out bike-riding.

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