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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Elizabeth Goitein, talks about their investigation into the NYPD’s use of and involvement with the controversial anti-Islam film “The Third Jihad”. Plus: a conversation about the battle for the Latino vote in Florida ahead of the GOP primary election there; the January series on the airline industry continues with what lies ahead for the industry; proposed changes to the diagnostic definition of autism; and how technology is affecting how we know what we know.

The NYPD and "The Third Jihad"

Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, discuss the investigation into the NYPD's involvement in the controversial film "The Third Jihad."

Watch the full video below. Note: Ray Kelly appears at 55:45 in a section on "Nuclear Threat"

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Florida's Latino Voters

Dario Moreno, professor of political science at Florida International University, discusses the importance of the Latino vote in Florida as the GOP primary nears, and how the candidates are engaging Hispanic voters. Pilar Marrero, reporter and columnist for the La Opinión, a Spanish-language daily newspaper in the U.S., also joins us to explain what we can learn about the Latino vote from the Florida primary.

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Crosscheck: The Future of the Industry

In the final installment of our weekly series on the airline industry, Jad Mouawad, airline correspondent for The New York Times, looks ahead at what's in store for 2012 and beyond.   

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Defining Autism

Alycia Halladay, director of research for environmental science for the science and advocacy group Autism Speaks, talks about the proposed change to the diagnostic definition of autism and concerns about what it might mean for treatment access.

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Knowledge Now

David Weinberger, senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society and the author of Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room, talks about how technology is affecting what we know and how we know what we know.

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Open Phones: Referendum on Christie's Referendum

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a ballot initiative to let voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

LISTENERS: Do you think public referendums are the right way for states to decide on marriage equality? Who should decide whether states should allow same-sex marriage: the voters or the legislature? Text "whodecides" to 30644, give us a call, or comment here. 

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