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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Last week’s assassination of General Abdul Fatah Younis has revealed divisions within the Libyan rebel movement. Mark Quaterman, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, analyzes the latest developments in the rebel and NATO effort to oust Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi from power. Plus: Duke University’s Robert Cook-Deegan discusses the implications of awarding gene patents; and author Lori Gottlieb on how to land your kid in therapy.

Leaving New York

E.J. McMahon, senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, and Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent  for the New York Times, explain the migration of New Yorkers over time, and how the latest report from the Empire Center fits with census data.

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Financing Public Parks

Holly Leicht, executive director for New Yorkers for Parks, discusses the case of the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the trend to finance public parks through private development.

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Patenting Genes

Robert Cook-Deegan, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy and Sanford School of Public Policy, discusses the federal appeals court ruling that companies can patent two isolated human genes linked to cancer.

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Middle East Update: Libya

Mark Quarterman, senior adviser and director of the Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the latest news out of Libya, including last week's assassination of General Abdul Fattah Younis.

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Open Phones: Your Home-Town Headlines

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How to Land Your Kids in Therapy

Lori Gottlieb, author of the New York Times bestseller Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, discusses the recent cultural change in parenting approaches and its psychological consequences on children.

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