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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy talks about his state’s budget and legislature for this session including bills for paid sick leave and the decriminalization of marijuana. Plus: Lisa Jackson, director of the HBO documentary, Sex Crimes Unit, explains what she learned while researching the project; and tennis legend Billie Jean King discusses her role in the Obamas’ quest for a fitter nation. 

Governor Malloy on Connecticut Politics

Connecticut governor Dan Malloy discusses state politics and recently passed bills for paid sick leave and the decriminalization of marijuana.

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The U.S. and the Shadow Internet

James Glanz, investigative reporter for The New York Times, and Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, discuss the shadow internet and the U.S. involvement in supporting more internet access around the world.

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Sex Crimes Unit

Lisa F. Jackson, director of the HBO documentary Sex Crimes Unit, which premieres on HBO on June 20th, discusses her work and what she learned through her access to the District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit.

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Gay Marriage, Rent Laws, and Other Albany Deadlines

Governor Cuomo has officially submitted a gay marriage bill, and WNYC Reporter Ailsa Chang is in Albany counting the votes. Casey Seiler, state editor for the Albany Times Union, also checks in to discuss the looming deadline for rent regulations, which expire at midnight tonight.

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Pre-Interview Before the Governor

WNET anchor Steve Adubato talks about his upcoming WNET interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which will be simulcasted on WNYC Thursday night from 8 to 9 p.m.

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Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career. 

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