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Monday, September 05, 2011

NYPD in Times Square following the killing of Osama bin Laden NYPD in Times Square following the killing of Osama bin Laden (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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New York City’s police force has become more diverse, more focused on counter-terrorism, and has expanded communication with federal intelligence agencies in the ten years since 9/11. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly discusses the changing scope and nature of the force as part of the Decade 9/11 series. Plus: Larry King reflects on 50 years of asking questions; tennis legend Billie Jean King discusses the President and First Lady’s agenda on national fitness; a history of debt; independent and minority voters; and the retail politics of working in a mall. 

Larry King: 50 Years of Questions

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Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career. 

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DEBT: The First 5,000 Years

Anthropologist David Graeber, reader in social anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, talks about his new  book, DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and proposes a radical debt forgiveness scheme

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Decade 9/11: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Ray Kelly, NYPD Commissioner, talks about his own reflections on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and discusses the challenges for first responders on that day.

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Targeting Minorities

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, talks about independent voters, and how minority voters feel about the Democratic and Republican parties.

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Retail Politics

Caitlin Kelly, freelance journalist and author of Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, talks about how she went from the Daily News to North Face and what she learned about the service economy along the way.

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