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Monday, November 07, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg has had to respond to the Occupy Wall Street protests by defending both freedom of speech and the banking industry. Joyce Purnick, WNYC political analyst and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone explains what the movement means to Bloomberg’s legacy. Plus: a preview of tomorrow’s statewide election in New Jersey; a look at deported Dominicans; and government handouts and eating habits.

What OWS Tells Us About Mike Bloomberg

WNYC political analyst, longtime New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, Joyce Purnick, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's response to Occupy Wall Street. And Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone on Mike Bloomberg's analysis of the financial meltdown.

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New Jersey Election

Lee Keough, managing editor at, previews tomorrow's statewide election in New Jersey.

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After Deportation

Professor and chair of sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center, David C. Brotherton, and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a member of the Ph.D. faculties in social-personality psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Luis Barrios, authors of Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile, report on what they learned having followed thousands of Dominicans deported following the 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act.

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Open Phones: Did You Mark Guy Fawkes Day or "Bank Transfer Day?"

This weekend, while some protesters marked Guy Fawkes Day, others participated in "Bank Transfer Day" by switching from commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions. Call in and tell us how you spent the fifth of November.

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Food and Subsidies

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Millennial Activists

Warda Gertse, 22-year old South African Shia Muslim, works with Face to Face | Faith to Faith, fostering dialogues between young people from areas in conflict, and Elspeth Gilmore, co-director of Resource Generation, a social justice organization for young people with financial wealth, talk about how their generation is approaching social justice activism.

EVENT: Elspeth Gilmore is one of the honorees at the Auburn Theological Seminary's Peace is Possible benefit for Face to Face | Faith to Faith tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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