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Friday, June 15, 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the press outside a United Nations Security Council meeting on the crisis in Syria Secretary Clinton speaks outside a United Nations Security Council meeting on the crisis in Syria. (Mario Tama/Getty)

Veteran journalist James Mann discusses his new book about President Obama’s foreign policy team—as well as the dissolution of the parliament in Egypt and the on-going crisis in Syria. Plus: how insurance companies are preparing for the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act; a conversation about Governor Christie’s spending; the downside of cheap fashion; and a conversation about never-married women in New York.

Forging Foreign Policy

James Mann, former Washington reporter, columnist, and foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, talks about his new book, The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power and discusses the Obama administration's decision to stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children.

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New Jersey Spending and School Reform

New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will discuss Governor Chris Christie's state spending proposal. Then, she'll be joined by Sara Neufeld, a Brooklyn-based writer who's been covering public education for the past 12 years, to talk about NJPR's investigation into New Jersey public school reform through the lens of one school in Newark.

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Rag Trade

Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

→ Event: Reading and conversation with Elizabeth Cline, hosted by Alison Feldmann of | Thursday, June 21, 7pm | Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

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Health Insurers Go It Alone

As the Supreme Court's decision looms on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, discusses the announcement by three major insurance companies that they will continue to adhere to some provisions of the Obama health reforms regardless of the Court's ruling.

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Single in New York: Women's Stories

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang previews next week's Single in New York event in the Greene Space, and explains what it means that New York has more never-married women than any other U.S. city -- and what kind of stereotypes persist about singles living in New York.  

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