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Monday, June 20, 2011

Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, discusses which bills have passed, what’s still pending, and the political dynamics in Albany on this last day of the legislative session. Plus: author Irshad Manji talks about her ongoing efforts to “modernize” Islam from within; and journalist Laura Ling talks about her 2009 imprisonment in North Korea.

Albany Finals

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Keeping Tabs on the Bankers

Deborah Solomon, financial policy writer for The Wall Street Journal, talks about delays in implementing  financial industry regulations and what impact they are likely to have on Wall Street profits.

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Faith & Freedom

Irshad Manji, author of the book Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, talks about her ongoing efforts to "modernize" Islam from within.

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Outer Borough Taxis

Mayor Bloomberg is asking Albany to enact his plan to get more taxi coverage outside Manhattan. WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan explains the proposals and the complications.

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Laura Ling: On North Korea

Laura Ling, host and correspondent for E! Investigates and co-author, with her sister, of Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home talks about her imprisonment in North Korea in 2009, where she was charged with trespassing and "hostile acts" while filming a documentary.

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SCOTUS Decisions

Jami Floyd, legal analyst and It's A Free Country blogger, and Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at The George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, discuss the decisions that came down from the Supreme Court today--including the court's decision to block the massive class action suit against Wal-Mart and the ruling that states and private entities cannot sue utilities for contributing to global warming. 

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