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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A digital mammomat inside a mobile mammogram service. (Andreas Rentz/Getty)

Pastor Floyd Flake, also a former Congressman, discusses why he says stop-and-frisk is an "appropriate" policy. Then, a bill in Albany aims to give women more information about the results of mammograms. Plus: New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and New York City Councilman Charles Barron are both vying to be the Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional district. They make their case for the seat vacated by Ed Towns. Next, Jill Lepore of The New Yorker on her new book on American ideas about life and death; the future of singularity; and relationship expert Charles Orlando on the statistics on online dating.

Reverend Flake on Stop and Frisk

Rev. Floyd Flake, pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Church in Queens and a former congressman, discusses why he sees Stop and Frisk as an effective tool for policing his community, as well as other matters in local and national politics.

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More Information About Mammograms

JoAnn Pushkin, breast cancer survivor and executive director for Are You Dense Advocacy and founder of Density Education National Survivors' Effort (D.E.N.S.E.), talks about a bill in Albany which would require that mammography reports include information about breast density.

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Socio-Technical Trends

Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and Ayesha Khanna, a faculty advisor at Singularity University and director of the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics, are coauthors of the e-book Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization.  They discuss the future of technology, and how people and societies interact with it.

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NY 8th Candidates: Jeffries vs. Barron

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn (D-57), and Charles Barron, New York City Councilman (D-42) representing East New York and Brownsville, make their cases to be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress seat being vacated by Ed Towns in New York's 8th District.

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Mansion of Happiness

Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, discusses her new book, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, a history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

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Broadband Love: Who Dates Online, Anyway?

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women…is Men. He joins us as we continue our June series on online dating with a look at some of the stats and demographics around how dating has changed.

Share your online dating stats - real or anecdotal. Maybe you've found that 58% of women online take a picture with their dog, or 61% of men lie about their age? Post your Broadband Love stat, rigorously researched or not!

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