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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Obama administration reached out to voters through social media during the debt ceiling debate. Did it work? Micah Sifry, co-founder of Personal Democracy Forum and techPresident, weighs in. Plus: Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, offers an update on the revolution in Egypt following this past weekend’s demonstrations; and a look at a new study about Muslim American views on American life since 9/11.

NY Reps Nadler (D) and Grimm (R) on Their Votes

US Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY-08 explains his no vote on the debt deal, followed by Congressman Michael Grimm of NY-13, representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, to talk about his yes vote on the deal. 

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Negotiating Debt Ceiling Through Social Media

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Personal Democracy Forum and techPresident, talks about the Obama administration's efforts to reach out to voters around the debt ceiling issue—and whether those efforts worked.

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Middle East Update: Egypt

We hear from Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming book The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square, on the recent demonstrations, the trial of Hosni Mubarak and other Egyptian developments.

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Free Preventive Care for Women

Linda Rosenstock, dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and chairwoman of the Preventive Services for Women Committee at the Institute of Medicine, discusses the Obama administration's new regulations for free preventive healthcare for women, based on the committee's recommendations. Kate Nocera, health reporter for Politico, discusses the politics of these regulations and what they mean for patients. 

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Muslim Americans Ten Years After 9/11

Dalia Mogahed, director and senior analyst of the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center and former advisor to President Obama as a member of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, discusses a new Gallup study exploring Muslim-American views on a range of issues in American life.

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Open Phones: Ambivalence

Perhaps you usually have a clear opinion and a point of view. Yet, are there big topics out there today that you are just not sure about?

Listeners: What big issue of the day are you ambivalent about?  

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