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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet returning troops as they step off a plane before attending a ceremony to mark the return of the US Forces - Iraq colors December 20, 2011. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor, David Sanger, describes what he sees as the Obama Doctrine—and where the complicated situations in Syria, Iran and Israel fit in. Plus: We’ll talk to the producer of a new Frontline documentary about the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in Japan almost a year later; a NYC Department of Education official on the Teacher Data Reports; and the redistricting battle in Albany.

David Sanger on the Obama Doctrine

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, discusses the Obama doctrine--and how it applies to Syria, Iran, and Israel. 

David Sanger chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and 
contributor to WNYCchief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, discusses the Obama Doctrine--and how it applies to Syria, Iran, and Israel.

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Open Phones: What's in the News?

The lines are open for your calls on headlines and news stories that caught your eye. Listeners, call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 or leave a comment here to nominate a piece of news at 10:25 this morning. Later in the show, we'll follow up on one of these listener-nominated stories -- so be sure to listen at 11:40!

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Why You Should Care About Redistricting

Dick Dadey, president of Citizens Union, joins us to discuss the latest twists and turns in the redistricting battle, and why Governor Cuomo's veto threat isn't working.

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Teachers' Value

Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer of the New York City Department of Education, talks about the recent release of Teacher Data Reports and how to calculate "value-added" for teachers.

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Inside the Fukushima Meltdown

Dan Edge, writer, producer, and director of the new FRONTLINE documentary "Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown," which airs on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 10 P.M. ET on PBS, discusses his new documentary about the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost a year after the earthquake and tsunami.

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Following Up: Bullying and Violence

Following up this morning's listener suggestion, Slate's Emily Bazelon and Jessie Klein, author of The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools look at the links between bullying and violence, from school shootings to teen suicides.  Are we too quick to assign motives?

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