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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Cooking Room at P.S. 3 in Manhattan (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

There’s been a record number of deportations under President Obama’s administration, and the current GOP field has been striking a rough tone on immigration. Valeria Fernandez, Feet in 2 Worlds reporter based in Arizona, discusses immigration policy and Latino voters. Plus, highlights from last night’s GOP debate in Arizona with USA Today’s Susan Page. Then: the monthly series continues with a conversation on how pregnancy is treated in different cultures; a memoir provides a look back at what the AIDS crisis meant for the politics of the Lower East Side; and the phone lines are open for calls from parents, teachers and kids on when its okay for children to cook.

The Arizona GOP Debate

Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the highlights from last night's GOP debate in Arizona ahead of the Michigan primary.

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Journalism Under Fire

Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, discusses CPJ's annual report "Attacks on the Press 2011" and the deaths of two Western journalists yesterday.

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The Global Parent: Custom and Law

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), joins us weekly in February to talk about the "best practices" of parenting around the world. This week: a look at how pregnancy is treated culturally and legally around the world.

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Immigration and Latino Voters

Valeria Fernandez, contributor to Feet in 2 Worlds and journalist based in Arizona, talks about immigration policy and Latino voters.

EVENT: Valeria will be part of a panel discussion titled, The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights tonight from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

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Gentrification of the Mind

Sarah Schulman, distinguished professor of Humanities at CUNY, Staten Island and author of The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, looks back on the AIDS crisis and its effect on her life and the arts and politics of her Lower East Side neighborhood.

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Open Phones: Kids Can Cook?

Parents & teachers, share your stories about teaching children to cook. In a recent New York Times article, one parent shares her account of getting her sons to plan and cook family dinner.  How old is old enough for boiling water, hot ovens, sharp knives?

Call 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 at 11:40 and let us know.  

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