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Friday, April 27, 2012

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is now author of In Bad Religion about his belief that American Christianity has gone astray. Plus: Tricia Rose of Brown University and Gary Phillips, South Central native, talk about the legacy of the L.A. riots; Mary Phillips-Sandy, editorial producer of Comedy Central’s Indecision blog, weighs in on 2012 politics; and the science of exercise and fitness.

The Buzz About the Space Shuttle Enterprise Buzz

The NYC skies will have an unfamiliar visitor today as the Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way to JFK and then to permanent display The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Today's flyover -- from the Statue of Liberty up to the Tapan Zee Bridge -- is expected between 10am and 11:30am this morning. WNYC's Richard Hake checks in from Liberty Island to talk about the morning's events.

Are you planning on watching the shuttle today? Call to check in on your plans - 212-433-9692!

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L.A. Uprising 20 Years Later

Tricia Rose,  professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, discusses race in America 20 years after the L.A. violence stemming from the Rodney King verdict. Gary Phillipswriter, activist, South Central native, contributor to Dr. Pop, and author of several books, including Violent Spring, his mystery novel set in the aftermath of '92, joins the conversation.

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Indecision Forever

Mary Phillips-Sandy, editorial producer of Comedy Central's Indecision blog, talks about political news and how the Comedy Central team covers news through the humor site. 

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Bad Religion

In Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, says American Christianity has gone astray, leading to an economic, social, and political crisis.

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Exercise Science

Gretchen Reynolds writes the "Phys Ed" column for the New York Times and is the author of The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer. She joins us to discuss what science is proving and disproving when it comes to exercise. 

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