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Monday, June 25, 2012

President Barack Obama (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New York Magazine’s John Heilemann talks about the latest in national politics, including the Fast and Furious vote on holding Eric Holder in contempt and other congressional news. Then, a round-up of local races ahead of tomorrow’s New York State primaries. Plus: what President Obama’s victory and presidency has meant in the world of black politics; Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about his memoir; and what companies can do about the skills gap.

Political Roundup with Heilemann and Zwillich

The Supreme Court may release some key decisions today, and the 2012 election marches on. John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, talks about the latest in national politics. Plus, Todd Zwillich checks in to describe the scene on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Primary Preview

David Freedlander, New York Observer reporter, previews Tueday's New York primary elections, the House races and the Republicans hoping to challenge Senator Kristen Gillibrand in November.

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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs

Peter Cappelli, professor of management at The Wharton School and director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources, workforce issues columnist for Human Resource Executive Online, and author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs:The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It, talks about the implications of  changes in US employment relations as they are presented in his new book.

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Black Politics and Obama

Fredrick Harris, professor of political science and the director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University and author of The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics, looks at what President Obama's victory in 2008 meant to the concept of identity politics and the black political establishment.

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Supreme Court Arizona Ruling

In a ruling this morning, the Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's controversial immigration policy (SB 1070), but also left the door open for one key provision -- police immigration status check of anyone stopped -- to remain and be litigated further. Melissa Keaney, staff attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, discusses the decision.

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Ethiopia to Sweden to Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award-winning chef, owner of Red Rooster in Harlem and the author of Yes, Chef: A Memoir, talks about his life as an Ethiopian-born, Sweden-reared, New York City-based chef.

EVENT: Join Samuelsson tonight, June 25th, at his book launch event, Yes, Chef Harlem Community Day, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. You can find more information about the free event here and information about his other upcoming events at his website.

 

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