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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Local voter Julie Runnells comes out from a voting booth at a polling station January 10, 2012 in Concord, New Hampshire Voter Julie Runnells comes out from a voting booth at a polling station in Concord, NH. (Alex Wong/Getty)

A look at the New Hampshire GOP primary results tell a story about demographics in those counties. Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, explains. Then, Chairman John Rhea of the New York City Housing Authority on a strategic plan. Plus: analysis of yesterday’s New Hampshire vote for the GOP race and the general election; the story behind a general strike in Nigeria with journalist Omoyele Sowore; and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? with William Poundstone.

After New Hampshire

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, and David Woodard, Clemson University professor and Republican consultant, discuss the implications of yesterday's New Hampshire GOP primary.

columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's 
The Agenda.

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The New Hampshire Map

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, and author of the book Our Patchwork Nation, offers analysis about how the New Hampshire primary results broke down demographics.

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NYC Housing Authority's Strategic Plan

John Rhea, the New York City Housing Authority's chairman, talks about their new strategic plan--including selling off air-rights and other strategies to raise revenue to support the city's public housing. 

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Occupy Nigeria

Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of, discusses the general strike in Lagos over the end of the long-standing fuel subsidy. 

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Good Enough for Google

William Poundstone is the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy. He joins us to share some brain teasers used to screen applicants at Google and other companies looking for creative thinkers. 

Have you ever gotten a brain-teaser or other sort of puzzle question in a job interview? Tell us about it!

shares some of the brain-teasers used to screen applicants at Google and other Cleared No
companies looking for creative thinkers.

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Open Phones: Insider Details of Your Industry

Maybe you saw the New York magazine cover story this week "The Classifieds" which included anonymous revelations about trade secrets from a Per Se waiter, a New York Met, an SNL writer, and others.

Listeners: Call us and tell us the revealing details about your industry that you think the public doesn't know but should. What is it really like on the inside of your industry? You can tell us about big things or small things--things you and your colleagues are secretly proud of OR secretly ashamed of. Call us up at 212-433-WNYC or comment below. You can remain anonymous.

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