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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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A ten-month long investigation by The New York Times into the New Jersey system of halfway houses found that drugs, gangs and violence were rampant. Reporter Sam Dolnick discusses the system and state oversight. Then: the four candidates in the Democratic primary for the 6th congressional district explain their campaign platforms; how race and ethnicity influence the way black women experience the criminal justice system; and a new book takes a close look at six “socially responsible” companies and researches their reputation.

New Jersey Halfway Houses

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick discusses his 10-month long investigation into corruption and abuse in the New Jersey system of halfway houses.

Then, Dr. Robert Mackey, senior vice president for clinical services and research at Community Education Centers, the company that operates many halfway houses in the system, responds to the story.

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Criminal or Victim?

Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation, explores the question of crime and victimhood for poor black women in abusive relationships.

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6th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

The Democratic primary candidates for the 6th district discuss what's at stake: New York State Assembly member for the 25th assembly district in Queens, Rory Lancman; medical doctor Robert MittmanNew York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley; and member of the New York State Assembly Grace Meng.

→ Redistricting Resources: Official LATFOR Maps | NYTimes Interactive Tool

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White House Exerts Executive Privilege on 'Fast and Furious'

White House reporter for POLITICO Josh Gerstein discusses the White House's exertion of executive privilege over the memos related to the flawed gun smuggling operation 'Fast and Furious.'

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Ethical Chic

Author of Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love, Fran Hawthorne, discusses her new book that investigates 6 beloved companies that are socially responsible and hip. But does the truth match their reputations?

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