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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Where is the Occupy Wall Street movement in honor of May Day? We’ll check in on today’s planned general strike. Plus: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, on his country’s economy; the Tony Award nominations are announced; an update on the China dissident crisis with James Fallows of The Atlantic; and WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Brooklyn terror trial. 

Occupy May Day

The labor holiday May Day has its origins in the US but is more widely-celebrated around the world. Today, Occupy Wall Street is calling for a day of action and a general strike. We check in on the day's events, the state of Occupy, and the history of May Day with:

Plus, your calls. Are you striking today? What do you make of the state of Occupy? What's the role of May Day here compared to the rest of the world?

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    Irish President Michael D. Higgins

    Michael D. Higgins, president of Ireland, is in New York for his first official visit to the U.S. He discusses Ireland's economy and his views on what could remake the country financially.  

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    Best on Broadway: Tony Nominations

    David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York, discusses the Tony Award nominations for the best plays and musicals on Broadway this season.


    James Fallows on the China-U.S. Relationship

    James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of China Airborne, discusses the Bo Xilai corruption and spying story in China, and the case of the dissident who has reportedly sought asylum in the U.S. embassy.

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    Brooklyn Terror Trial

    Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the trial of Adis Medunjanin, accused of plotting to bomb the subway.

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    Open Phones: Advice Roulette

    Need advice? Call in to ask for one piece of advice, and in exchange, give some advice to another listener in need. It can be advice on anything. Maybe it's job advice on this May Day, maybe you need help deciding what college or graduate school to go to, maybe it's relationship advice, an ethical quandary, or ANYTHING else. 

    Get advice, give advice. Call us up at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692. 

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