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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Chris Chambers/Getty Images/Getty)

New York Knick Jeremy Lin has shot his way to sports stardom. It’s a Free Country contributor and the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blogger Jeff Yang, and the Takeaway’s sports correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin discuss Lin’s meteoric rise and what it says about sports, race, and culture. Plus, CBS News’ Clarissa Ward reports on her time recently in Syria; MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan reports back from his 30 million jobs cross country tour; comedian and host of RelationShow, Faith Salie, talks relationships; and the makers of the Oscar nominated documentary “Hell and Back Again.”

New York State Insurance and Contraception

The Obama administration is responding to criticism about its decision to mandate that all insurance providers – even those contracted by Catholic organizations – provide contraception. But New York State has had such a law on its books for a decade. Lois Uttley, Director of the MergerWatch Project and Raising Women’s Voices-NY, discusses how New York’s policy functions.

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Reporting From Syria

Clarissa Ward, CBS News foreign correspondent, was able to slip into Syria to report from there. She discusses what she saw and reports on the conflict.

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Faith Salie on Valentine's Day and Relationshow

Faith Salie, actor/comedian and host of RelationShow, talks about her Valentine's Day special, offers love advice, and more.

Tune In: RelationShow airs today at 3pm and 9pm on WNYC 93.9 FM and WNYC.org!

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Linsanity, Explained

Jeff Yang, contributor to It's A Free Country, the WSJ Speakeasy blog, and former "Asian Pop" columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports correspondent, comment on the meteoric rise to fame of Chinese-American Knicks player Jeremy Lin, and what it says about sports, race and culture.

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Dylan Ratigan's 30 Million Jobs

Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and author of Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry, discusses his trip around the country to talk to people who are creating innovative jobs as part of his 30 million jobs project.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again's director Danfung Dennis and producer Mike Lerner discuss their Oscar-nominated documentary about Sergeant Nathan Harris at war in Afghanistan and his return home after being wounded.

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Watch: Dylan Ratigan On Whether War Is Inevitable

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan recently visited the WNYC studios and answered the question we're asking as part of our End of War series: Is War Inevitable?

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