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Friday, May 04, 2012

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, Dave Weigel, discusses Mitt Romney’s relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of gay aide, Richard Grenell. Plus: affordable housing in New Jersey 40 years after the Mount Laurel decision; philanthropist Eli Broad on his new book; an effort to reach out to disconnected youth who are neither in school nor the workforce; we take calls on whether aspiring lawyers should rethink their decision; and novelist Julia Alvarez talks about her new book and her work in the Dominican Republic. 

Romney's Stance on China and the Conservative Vote

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel and It's A Free Country blogger Dorian Davis discuss Mitt Romney's position on the situation with the Chinese dissident--and the candidate's relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of a gay aide, Richard Grenell. Read Davis' latest post on the topic here

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New Jersey Affordable Housing

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and Douglas Massey, Princeton sociologist and author of many books including American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, discuss affordable housing in New Jersey--40 years after the Mount Laurel decision.

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Eli Broad: Being Unreasonable

Philanthropist Eli Broad discusses his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, and what he’s learned starting businesses and cultural institutions.

EVENT: Eli Broad will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y May 6 at 8PM. Ticket information is available here.

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Finding Community Solutions

Patricia Stonesifer, chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution and on the White House Council for Community Solutions, discusses her work and the White House efforts to reach disconnected youth – young people who are neither in school, nor in the workforce.

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To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

Kris Fischer, editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal, discusses a new requirement to do pro bono work in order to practice law in New York, and the broader question about whether to become a lawyer.

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Julia Alvarez: A Wedding in Haiti

Novelist Julia Alvarez talks about her new memoir, A Wedding in Haiti, and her experiences as a Dominican woman visiting Haiti.

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Watch: Steve Bell on Whether War is Inevitable

The Guardian's editorial cartoonist, Steve Bell, recently came to the WNYC studios. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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