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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

housing, house, foreclosure, foreclosing House in foreclosure. (Respres/flickr)

The West African hotel housekeeper who accused the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan of sexual assault allegedly lied on her asylum application. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, discusses whether the practice of falsifying asylum applications is common, the implications, and the challenges judges face in discerning the truth. Plus: Congress member Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19) discusses the ongoing debt negotiations in Washington; Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek discusses whether the Obama administration has been successful helping homeowners avoid foreclosure; WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, Andrea Bernstein, discusses various NYC transportation stories; and identity politics with Gary Younge.

City Transit

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, rounds up some transit news, including proposals to close Central Park to cars on weekdays and allow cross-park bike travel.

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Falsifying Stories For Asylum

Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges and a sitting judge in San Francisco, discusses the practice of falsifying stories to gain asylum in the U.S. and the challenge for judges to determine the truth.

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Did It Work? Foreclosure Modification

Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues a weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic stimulus programs. This week: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.

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Congress Member Hayworth on the Debt Ceiling

Nan Hayworth, Congress Member (R-NY-19) discusses the battle in Congress over raising the debt ceiling.

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Multiculturalism Today

Gary Younge, columnist for The Guardian and The Nationexamines the state of identity politics and attempts to find common ground in his new book, Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? .

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Traveling Cross-Country with a One-Year-Old

Nancy Solomon, writer for travel blog Ciao Bambino!, answers listener questions about flying across the country with a toddler. 

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