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Monday, June 11, 2012

The science is inconclusive about whether supplements and vitamins actually help long-term health. Today: a debate between two nutritional experts. Plus: WNYC's Bob Hennelly on Mayor Bloomberg's latest budget; how Atlantic City is trying to bounce back; and Romney vs. Obama.

Politics Roundup: Private Sector, Military Leaks, More

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, discusses President Obama's "private sector is doing fine" comment, the Republican response, and other political news of the week.

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NYC Budget FY 2013

WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations Bob Hennelly talks about the city's budget for the new fiscal year.

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The War at the Shore

Richard "Skip" Bronson, chairman and founder of U.S. Digital Gaming and author of The War at the Shore: Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, and the Epic War to Save Atlantic City, discusses the battle over the revitalization of Atlantic City.

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Following Up: Supplements

Dr. David Agus, professor of medicine and engineering at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and author of The End of Illness, referred to the lack of proof of the need for vitamins and supplements in his appearance on the Brian Lehrer Show in February. Agus and Jeffrey Blumberg, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, debate the need for supplements.


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Stop-and-Frisk Developments

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang reports on the latest developments in the ongoing controversy over the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk.


Open Phones: Your International Headlines

Do you read a paper from another country, or in another language? How the international and foreign-language press covering the big stories of the day - or what stories are being covered that we don't know about here in the US? 

We’ve put together some if the headlines that listeners felt did not garner enough attention in the American press. Check them out and add your own in the comments section!

David Cameron leaves his daughter in a pub where he had brunch

Kenyan minister killed in plane crash

An opposition candidate to President Hugo Chavez leads a massive a march in Caracas

Questions of a free and fair election in Egypt

El Pais’ coverage of Prime Minister’s Rajoy’s politicization of bailing out Bankia

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