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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in New Jersey Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in New Jersey (Bob Hennelly/WNYC)

The real Little Italy isn’t where it used to be. Demographics expert Andrew Beveridge talks about where Italians really live in New York. Plus: New proposed pension agreement announced in New Jersey; Bronx Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz discusses why he’s pushing for New York to ignore the electoral college in favor of the popular vote; longtime Newsweek columnist and author Ellis Cose; and an update about Tunisia.

Pension Deal Announced in New Jersey

Democratic Assemblyman in New Jersey Reed Gusciora and Mark Magyar, Rutgers professor and NJSpotlight.com blogger discuss the pension deal announced yesterday by Governor Christie and the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly.

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Opting Out of the Electoral College

As the New York State Legislature moves towards the end of its session, Bronx Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-81st) discusses his push for New York to "opt out" of the Electoral College.

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The New Littles: Guyanans, Italians, and A Map!

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

Listener Monica Dus discusses her Italian neighborhood of Astoria, alongside Giuseppe Vitterale, owner of Ornella Trattoria. Then Vishnu Mohadeo, a community activist and teacher in Richmond Hill, Queens, discusses the area "Little Guyana."

Be sure to check out the New Littles Interactive map below!

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Budding Tunisian Democracy

Middle East correspondent for the French daily, Le Figaro, Delphine Minoui, discusses the changes in Tunisia since the January revolution and the political dynamics of the upcoming election.

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The End of Anger?

Longtime Newsweek columnist and  The Rage of a Privileged Class author Ellis Cose talks about the optimism of young African Americans, which he discusses in his new book, The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage.

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War Power Struggle

Wall Street Journal reporter, Keith Johnson, discusses Congress and The White House's contentious interpretation of the War Powers Act and how it applies to the intervention in Libya.

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