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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

President Obama has promised to try to improve education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses the President’s record on STEM learning and what parents should know about getting kids excited about those fields. Plus: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Carter foreign policy blueprint for the 21st Century; a look ahead to the GOP primary in Florida and tonight's State of the Union speech; and the Oscar nominations with New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott and Slate’s film critic, Dana Stevens.

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SOTU and Debates

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, talks about the Republican candidates, the president's speech and his New Yorker piece on post-post-partisanship.

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Christie, His Courts, and Garden State Marriage Equality

Gov. Christie appoints two new judicial nominees, and New Jersey supporters of marriage equality rally in Trenton. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for the New Jersey News Service, give us the latest. 

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STEM Learning

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, discusses how to get your child exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) both in and outside of school.

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World Power Plan

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under Carter; counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and co-author of Strategic Vision:  America and the Crisis of Global Power, offers a foreign policy blueprint for the 21st century.

EVENT: Booksigning at Barnes & Noble Union Square 1/24 at 7PM in conversation with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

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Oscar Nods and Misses

A.O. Scott, chief film critic of The New York Times, and Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's "Culture Gabfest," compare notes on this year's Oscar nominations (just released this morning), and discuss recent changes in the requirements for best documentary.

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