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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Senator Jim DeMint is known as “Senator Tea Party” for his support of the movement. He discusses his new book on the Tea Party and what it means for the budget, the debt ceiling, and the Republican candidates. Plus: a new study shows a link between autism and the environment; why Congress shall have no debt; and the movement of African Americans to the South. 

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Jami Floyd

Mexican Immigration Slows

New York Times reporter, Damien Cave, talks about how immigration from Mexico is dropping as economic opportunity improves there, and Senior Demographer at the Pew Hisanic Center, Jeffrey S. Passel, talks about demographic trends in immigration from Mexico.

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Senator DeMint on the American Awakening

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina talks about his book The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me, and what the Tea Party means for Washington negotiations on the budget, the debt ceiling, and the Republican pres. Field.

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Autism and Environment

Alice Park, Time Magazine senior science reporter, discusses new studies that suggest not just genetic but also environmental factors play a role in autism.

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On Lagarde

Economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Coy, will introduce us to Christine Lagarde, the new head of the IMF.

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Can the 14th Amendment End the Debt Ceiling Debate?

How might the Constitution affect the debt ceiling debate? Jay Wexler, law professor at Boston University, blogger and author of the forthcoming book The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions, discusses the meaning of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment and its potential role in the debt ceiling debate.

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NYC Blacks Moving South

The 2010 Census showed that the African American population dropped in New York City by two percent. WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal discusses the migration of blacks from New York City to Southern locales.

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