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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Voting Booth (Mortimer62/flickr)

It's primary day in New Jersey. NJ Spotlight presents a last-minute voter guide, and a breakdown of why these races matter for the region and the country. Plus: Azi Paybarah and Ailsa Chang on why the Cuomo administration is looking into NYPD tactics; the state of dictatorship; and how to make a graceful exit.

Albany and City Hall Roundup: Arrests, Livery Cabs, Casinos, Soda

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Capital New York political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the Cuomo administration's decision to put pressure on the NYPD stop and frisk policy; the collapse of the Queens casino deal; livery cab bill latest; and the fallout from Mayor Bloomberg's war on big soda.

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Baby-Friendly New Jersey

New Jersey health commissioner Mary O'Dowd talks about a UNICEF initiative that designated two NJ hospitals "baby-friendly" and her own efforts to increase breastfeeding rates.

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From Venus to Shuttles, How to Get Kids Hooked on Science

There's lots of buzz around the Venus Crossing and Shuttle Enterprise -- but the US still lags behind the rest of the world in educating young scientists and engineers. David Plotz discusses Slate's project to figure out how to create better STEM education.

→ Your Guide to Today in Science and Engineering: Watch Venus Live | NYTimes Guide to Venus WatchingTrack the Shuttle Enterprise on EarthCam

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NJ Election Day Guide

Lee Keough, managing editor of NJSpotlight.com, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, take an in-depth look at today's New Jersey state primary election.

→ Resources: NJ Spotlight Voter Guide | 10th District Interviews | 9th District Interviews | New District Map

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21st Century Dictatorships

William Dobson, politics and foreign affairs editor at Slate and the author of The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, looks at how both world dictatorships and their opponents are adapting to technological advances.

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So Long, Farewell

Do we short-change good-byes to start anew? MacArthur prize-winning sociologist and Harvard education professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot asks this question in her new book Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free, as she explores how we leave one thing and move on to the next.

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