Midsummer Decisions

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Jurors issued only one misdemeanor conviction in the case of the fatal 2007 fire at the Deutsche Bank building. Hear WNYC Senior Reporter Bob Hennelly break down whom the jury blamed, who was acquitted, and why. Plus, NPR’s Mike Pesca previews the Roger Clemens perjury trial; Van Jones on his new project "Rebuild the Dream"; and Time Out New York theater critic Adam Feldman discusses New York City’s various Shakespeare offerings.

The Third Rail

Carrie Budoff Brown, staff writer for Politico, discusses the potential role of Medicare and Social Security cuts in the debt ceiling negotiations.

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Van Jones' American Dream

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones talks about his new project "Rebuild the Dream."

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Deutsche Bank Fire Lessons

With only one misdemeanor conviction in the deaths of two firefighters in the Deutsche Bank fire, WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly looks at who the jury blamed, and who they didn't.

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News on News of the World

Sarah EllisonVanity Fair contributing editor and author of War at the Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the telephone hacking scandal that led to the UK newspaper's folding.

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The Case Against Clemens

Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent, previews former Yankee Roger Clemens' perjury trial, which is due to start next week.

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Summer: The Shakespeare Season

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