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Thursday, May 24, 2012

What went wrong with the Facebook IPO? We’ll discuss. Plus: Rutgers law professor Carlos Ball discusses his new book The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood; NJPR’s Nancy Solomon on the sentencing of Dharun Ravi; London School of Economics professor Fawaz Gerges discusses his new book Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?; and psychologist Meg Jay offers advice for 20-somethings in the workplace as part of our May series on life in your 20’s.

Facebook IPO Fallout

Forbes managing editor Bruce Upbin discusses the initial poor performance of Facebook stock, why shareholders are suing the company, and why regulators are investigating possible wrongdoing.

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The Webcam Spying Verdict Aftermath

Managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, Nancy Solomon, discusses the sentencing in the Dharun Ravi Rutgers spying case, and takes listener calls about how they feel now that the trial has ended.

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LGBT Parents' Rights

Carlos Ball, law professor at the Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and author of The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood, looks at the legal history of LGBT parents and their children.

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Obama and the Middle East

Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, talks about the Egyptian presidential election and looks at Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East.

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The Diaspora in the Dominican Elections

Erica Gonzalez, executive editor of El Diario, explains the role of Dominicans abroad in the recent Dominican elections. For the first time, Dominicans in New York and New Jersey were able to vote for seven congressional seats to represent the diaspora.

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Your 20s: Confidence at Work

Each week in May, Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, looks at different aspects of life in your twenties. This week: how some twentysomethings struggle at work when they are employed.

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Fawaz Gerges on Whether War is Inevitable

Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics, came to WNYC to talk about his new book Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?. While he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? 

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