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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Slate’s Emily Bazelon discusses the thorny legal issues of the week including the proposed Virginia law that would mandate performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take on a big case on affirmative action in higher education. Plus: the line between religion and politics in the Catholic Church; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly discusses Governor Christie’s budget proposal and the local implications of Federal spending cuts; how capitalism abroad changes business everywhere; slow food in New Jersey; and the economics of a virtually snow-less winter.

New Jersey Budget

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly discusses Gov. Christie's budget proposal as well as how Federal budget cuts may affect local services.

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Church Politics

On Ash Wednesday, how are you observing Lent this year?  in light of "Vatileaks" and the contraceptive services controversy, does politics affect your religious practice? Paul Moses, former Newsday city editor and senior religion writer, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace, comes in to discuss.

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Slow Food From Italy to New Jersey

Jim Weaver, chef and owner of Tre Piani Restaurant in Princeton, co-founder of Slow Food Central New Jersey, and author of Locavore Adventures: One Chef's Slow Food Journey, talks about his work to foster the Italian "slow food" approach to food in New Jersey.

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National Legal News

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, discusses the proposed Virginia ultrasound law that would mandate performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear the case on affirmative action in higher education, Fisher vs. University of Texas, and Montana's attempt to reverse the 2010 Citizens United ruling that allowed corporate political spending.

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Emerging Capitalism

Julia Kirby, editor-at-large at Harvard Business Review, and Christopher Meyer, founder of Monitor Talent, a unit of Monitor Group, are co-authors of Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere. They discuss the ways emerging markets like India, China and Brazil are making the rules for global business.

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Open Phones: No-Snow Economics

It's been a particularly mild winter (remember the days of Snow-mageddon?), with temperatures today reaching into the upper 50s. Are you a "man with a plow", do you sell winter hats or organize ski trips? How is the mild winter affecting your bottom line? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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