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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A South Korean veteran holds a placard showing North Korean flags and portraits of Kim Jong-Il (L) and his son Jong-Un (R) during a rally in Seoul on December 2, 2010 (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty)

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger talks about what’s next for Iran and North Korea. Plus: U.S. homebuilding hit a 19 month high—Yahoo! Finance columnist Dan Gross explains why; former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson weighs in the latest battles in Congress; and what kinds of technology and policy solutions we need for a sustainable energy system.

David Sanger on Iran, North Korea

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and a contributor to WNYC, discusses the latest in US nuclear diplomacy, from Iran to North Korea.

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Housing Numbers Improve with Rentals

Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, looks at the improving picture in national housing data.

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Occupy Albany Demands

Matthew Edge, a Political Strategy Working Group member of Occupy Albany, discusses their formal demands and how they plan to achieve them, after two months of occupying Albany. 

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Simpson on Budget Dealings and Gingrich

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, US Congressman (R-NJ 5th) Scott Garrett discussed unfinished business including the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits.

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Policy or Technology Solution?

Richard Lester, professor and head of the department of nuclear science and engineering at MIT and co-author with David Hart of Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System, answers that both policy and technology are needed to fill the world's energy needs.

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Open Phones: Welcome Tourists

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that New York will reach 50.2 million visitors by the end of 2011, a milestone for the city. Are you a tourist? Call in and tell us your stories or ask Brian a question. Are you hosting a tourist? What is your experience?

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