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Monday, September 19, 2011

Bob Turner has been sworn in to Congress to represent New York’s 9th district. He’ll discuss what his agenda is in Washington and reflect on his election victory. Plus: Philip Howard, founder and chair of Common Good, talks about his latest book, The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America; a look at how oil’s influence changes the U.S. and the Middle East; and Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins and archivist Sharon Lehner talk about how BAM’s 150 history in Brooklyn. 

Bob Turner Goes To Washington

Newly-elected congressman Bob Turner (NY-9) discusses his election victory and his agenda in Washington, from how he'll vote on President Obama's jobs bill to the future of US-Israel relations.

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Common Sense on Regulation

Founder and chair of Common Good and author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America, Philip K. Howard, offers ideas for writing regulations that protect without stifling innovation.

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HPV in Focus

The vaccines for human papilloma virus have become part of a national political debate. Alice Park, health reporter who writes for Time Magazine's Healthland blog, talks about the specifics of the virus.

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Breaking Down Obama's Deficit Proposal

President Obama lays out his deficit reduction proposal in a speech today (expected for 10:30am). David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, discusses what's in the plan, and its political prospects.

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Seeing History Through Oil

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Your Odes to The Parking Meter

The city is removing the last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today. Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times joins us to reflect on the landmark.

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