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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab Province was assassinated in January for campaigning against his country’s blasphemy laws. His daughter, Shehrbano Taseer, discusses her efforts to carry on his work. Plus: National Review’s Richard Brookhiser on Republican politics and philosophy; New York City tries to fortify its manufacturing and small industrial sectors; and we say good-bye to the young falcon Pip, of Hawk Cam fame.

Gay Marriage and the Church

The New York State Legislature is about to vote on legalizing same sex marriage, and the Catholic Church is lobbying hard against it. Several religious groups are opposed to the bill, but the Catholic Church speaks with a loud and organized voice. Todd Salzman, Chair of the Department of Theology at Creighton University, discusses the theological arguments surrounding the gay marriage debate.

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'Hostilities' or Something Else in Libya

The definition of what the conflict actually is in Libya is up for debate. "Hostilities" or "civil war" or something else? David Fahrenthold, reporter for the Washington Post, discusses.

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Industrial Planning

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses efforts to strengthen the city's small industrial and manufacturing sectors

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Fighting for Tolerance in Pakistan

Former governor of Punjab Province Salman Taseer was assassinated in January. His daughter Shehrbano Taseer talks about continuing her father's work to end Pakistan's blasphemy laws.

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Whose Conservatism?

Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the National Review and author of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement, weighs in on Republican politics and the Right's guiding philosophies.

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Following Up: Goodbye to Pip!

Pip is preparing to leave the nest, and the Hawk Cam, and start his life in the wilds of New York City. We get an update on the hawk family from Emily Rueb, senior producer on the Metro desk at the New York Times, and Tim Gallagher, editor of Living Bird magazine at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and author of Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the 21st Century.

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Artists: Help Draw The "New Littles" New Map

Over the course of our New Littles project, we've identified some of New York's overlooked ethnic communities. Now, we want artists and illustrators to draw a new neighborhood map. Our favorites will be featured on the WNYC website and on-air during the Brian Lehrer Show. Upload your artwork directly below, or post a link in the comments page. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 11th. Here are some of the neighborhoods you may want to include (though you can obviously include others you know about):

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