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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elizabeth Warren (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Vanity Fair contributing editor Suzanna Andrews discusses her article in the current issue about the Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s battles with Wall Street bankers and fellow Obama administration officials. Plus: David Sanger of the New York Times and Karen Greenberg of Fordham Law School discuss the foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador; Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice, discusses a proposal to redraw district lines along racial lines; Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at and editor in chief of, discusses car sharing strategies; and the art and science of translation.

The Brooklyn Sexual Attacks

Kate Briquelet, staff reporter for The Brooklyn Paper, talks about the 13 sexual assaults, including one rape, of young women in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, South Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace.

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Elizabeth Warren vs. the Banks

Vanity Fair contributing editor Suzanna Andrews  talks about Elizabeth Warren's battles with bankers and her campaign to challenge Scott Brown as Senator from Massachusetts.

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Behind the Wheel: Rentals and Car Shares

This month's Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving continues with car shares and rentals - and we take your calls on what you use. Our guest is Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at and editor in chief of

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Drawing Ethnic District Lines

Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF, discusses a proposal from minority advocacy groups to redraw districts with an eye toward creating districts with large Latino or Asian populations.

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Foiled Assassination Plot

Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Sanger, and Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, Karen Greenberg, discuss the foiled assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador.

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Does It Translate?

As Google Translate and similar programs gain traction, Princeton professor David Bellos talks about the art and science of translation and other communication challenges. Bellos is director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University and a recipient of the Booker International Translator’s Award. His new book is Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything (Faber & Faber, 2011). 

→ Event:  David Bellos will be reading at McNally Jackson bookstore tonight at 7PM.

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