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Monday, February 20, 2012

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

Regardless of the outcome of the GOP contests, it may be impossible for either party to form a majority in this year's elections. Elections analyst Sean Trende discusses his new book, "The Lost Majority." Then, author Dax-Devlon Ross considers his role as a gentrifier in Hamilton Heights. Plus, a conversation about how listeners view shifts in their own personal politics; and Patricia Cohen of The New York Times on her book, "In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age"; what's wrong with pink LEGOS?; and how to interview for a job at Google.

Election Year

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Black Gentrification

Dax-Devlon Ross, law and justice contributor on WOLDC and the author of Beat of a Different Drum: The Untold Stories of African Americans Forging Their Own Paths in Work and Life, writes about his experience as a "black gentrifier" in his Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

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State of The Bronx

Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx borough president, talks about some of his recent State of the Borough address, including FreshDirect's move to Hunt's Point and the Kingsbridge Armory plans.

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Good Enough for Google

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Open Phones: Youth, Middle Age, and Personal Politics

Churchill and others have said, "If you are not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you are not a conservative at forty you have no brain." We asked listeners: how true has that been for you?

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In the Middle

Patricia Cohen, cultural reporter for The New York Times and the author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age, explains how "middle-aged" became a phase of life.

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What's Wrong With Pink LEGOS?

Deborah Tolman, professor of social welfare and psychology at Hunter College School of Social Work, discusses why she thinks LEGO is selling out girls with it's new collection aimed at them. 

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