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Thursday, June 23, 2011

On Wednesday night, President Obama detailed his plan for the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Robert Haddick of Small Wars Journal discusses the speech and the administration’s evolving Afghanistan policy. Plus: Queens College professor of sociology Andrew Beveridge returns for our ongoing project on New York City’s New Littles; and legal analyst and It’s a Free Country blogger Jami Floyd and The New Republic’s Jeffrey Rosen analyze the latest Supreme Court decisions.

Labor Deals in New York and New Jersey

WNYC senior reporter, Bob Hennelly, the Wall Street Journal's Lisa Fleisher, and Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at Columbia University and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, discuss the labor deals in New York and New Jersey and what they mean for working people. 

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Food Summit

Reporter with Dow Jones Newswires, Caroline Henshaw, talks about the G-20's first ever agriculture ministers' summit.

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New Littles: Ecuadorians, and a Call for Artists

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.

New York State Assemblyman Francisco Moya, the city's first Ecuadorian-American elected official, talks about Little Ecuador in Corona.

Check out the interactive map below, highlighting Ecuadorean pockets in the NYC area.

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Un-Surge in Afghanistan

President Obama announced that 10,000 troops would return from Afghanistan this year, and the full 33,000 sent in the recent surge would return by next summer. Robert Haddick, managing editor of Small Wars Journal, discusses the Obama administration's shift.

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SCOTUS Decisions

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, sometime guest host for The Brian Lehrer Show, and IAFC 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.

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