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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole and now co-author of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us discusses the best way to profile a suspect. Also: John Petro of the Drumm Major Institute on why he thinks the new Cuomo tax plan will harm funding for city services and help the wealthy; Henry Louis Gates Jr. continues a weekly series on African-American history; and the role of violence interrupters on the streets.

Two Ways To Be Against The Cuomo Tax Plan

John Petro, urban affairs policy analyst at the Drum Major Institute, and E.J. McMahon, Tax and Budgetary Studies senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, discuss why they think the Cuomo tax plan will hurt city services and benefit the wealthy. 

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Latest

Yesterday brought a major development in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Philadelphia Inquirer criminal courts reporter Joe Slobodzian discusses developments and Abu-Jamal's thirty-year imprisonment.

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Life Upon These Shores: Gates on the "New Negro Movement"

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor at Harvard University, author of Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, continues this month's series on African American history with a discussion about the "New Negro Movement" of the early 20th century.

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Violence Interrupters

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses her reporting on violence interrupters, and what they do to try to stop violent crime in the city. Director of Save Our Streets Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Amy Ellenbogen, and violence interrupter for Harlem's Street Corner Resources, Dedric Hammond who goes by Beloved, join the conversation. 

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Overruling Plan B

Wall Street Journal reporter, Jennifer Corbett Dooren, talks about the surprise move by HHS to overrule the FDA on age restrictions for the Plan B emergency contraception pill. 

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Don't Blink

Mary Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler and the co-author with Alisa Bowman of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us, says that relying on fear and emotion won't keep us safe.

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