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Monday, October 10, 2011

School photos, classroom, gym, exercise (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

States like Iowa, Nevada, Florida, New Hampshire and South Carolina are scheduling primaries and caucuses early in the year. Josh Putnam, assistant professor at Davidson College who writes the blog Frontloading HQ, explains how influence is tied to the calendar and how the schedule determines which candidates get into the race. Plus: is widespread screening for prostate cancer warranted?; New York City public schools are falling short on required gym classes, a recent audit shows; and what we can learn about design for New York City from other cities.

Washington Responds to Occupy Wall Street

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich talks about economic news from Washington over the weekend, and how politicians from right and left are responding to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Scheduling the Primaries and the Caucuses

Josh Putnam, an assistant professor at Davidson College who studies presidential primaries and writes the blog FrontloadingHQ, discusses how states are deciding when to schedule presidential primaries and party caucuses, and how the schedule determines the candidates who get into the race.

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Cancer Screening Change

New York Times reporter, Gardiner Harris, talks about the controversy over widespread screening for prostate cancer and whether it's warranted.

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Open Phones: Religion and Occupy Wall Street

Did your pastor/preacher/imam/rabbi mention Occupy Wall Street over the weekend? Is there a convergence of the political and religious among the protesters around the country? We ask what kinds of conversations were taking place during your religious ceremony this past weekend.

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SchoolBook: Physical Education

New York Times education reporter Fernanda Santos talks about the recent audit that showed NYC's public schools to be falling short on required physical education classes. What about your child's school?

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Global Design Ideas

Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine's design editor and Justin Davidson, architecture critic for New York Magazine, look for ideas for New York City in other world cities.

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