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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post and the author of Barack Obama: The Story, discusses Obama’s early life, including his life in New York City, and how it’s affected his presidency. Plus: Ken Lovett of the Daily News looks at the end-of-session deals as the legislative term winds down in Albany; NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe gives an exit interview; and Cheryl Mendelson, author of The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World, talks about how to tell the difference between morality and “pseudo” morality.

Albany Catch-Up

Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett talks about some of the deals emerging from the end of the legislative session in Albany, including Governor Cuomo's new fracking plan, negotiations over the release of teacher ratings, and why New York and New Jersey want Parks Department money for the 9/11 Memorial.

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G-20 and the Euro Zone

Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg News European Economy reporter, explains how leaders are addressing the Euro Zone crisis at the G-20 summit in Mexico, and what plan might emerge to stabilize the world economy.

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Obama's Back Story

David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of Barack Obama: The Story, looks at President Obama's early years and how his childhood and youth influenced his presidency.

→ Event: Join David Maraniss at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd Street & Broadway on Wednesday June 20 at 7:00 PM.

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Parks Commissioner Benepe's Exit Interview

Outgoing NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe reflects upon his ten years overseeing the Parks Department, talks about the future of NYC Parks and his move to the Trust for Public Land.

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Real Good

How are we to differentiate real from "pseudo" morality?  Cheryl Mendelson, who teaches philosophy at Barnard College, has some ideas in her new book, The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World. She joins us to talk about the status of morality in contemporary American life.

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