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Monday, December 12, 2011

U.S. Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-D) rounds up what’s left for Congress as the 112th legislative session comes to an end. Plus: Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post on news from the GOP presidential race; Howard Gardner on creativity and leadership; the lessons other cities can learn from New York City’s drop in crime; and New York Magazine’s “Reasons to Love NY.”

What's Keeping Latino Voters Away from the GOP?

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Matt Barreto, advisor to impreMedia/Latino Decisions polling and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, discussed the findings of a new poll, which suggests that Latino voters do not care as much about religion or social issues as previously thought.

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Open Phones: Edifice Complex

Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church, Donna Schaper explains what she called the "edifice complex" some congregations have, and what Judson Church is offering to those without a space for worship.

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Leading Minds

Harvard education professor, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and author of the newly reissued Creating Minds and Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, Howard Gardner revisits his work on multiple intelligences in creativity and leadership. 

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Gillibrand: Keystone Pipeline 'Poison Pill' for Payroll Tax Cut

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, New York Senator (D) Kirsten Gillibrand rounded up news from Washington as the legislative session wraps up, from the payroll tax cuts to unemployment benefits and more.

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New York's Crime Lessons

Frank Zimring, professor of law and criminal justice at UC-Berkeley and the author of The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control, studied New York City's drop in crime for lessons about policing and drug enforcement for other cities. 

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More Reasons to Love NY

Contributing editors for New York Magazine, Chris Smith and Amy Larocca, walk us through some of the "Reasons to Love New York" from the annual issue.

What happened this year that made you love New York?

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