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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

American folk icon Pete Seeger reflects on his music and activism, and talks about a new book about his life. Plus: Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post takes your calls on who Mitt Romney should put on the ticket as his VP; why some area hospitals lack malpractice insurance; a round-up of transportation news; and it’s time to decide if you’re going to be a Nets fan.

The Romney Veepstakes

Pawlenty, Jindal, Portman, Rubio, Christie, Rice... Chris Cillizza, Washington Post’s ‘The Fix’ columnist and author of the new book, The Gospel According to the Fix, discusses the various candidates being discussed for Mitt Romney's Vice President. Republicans, who would you like to see as Romney's running mate? Let us know!

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Area Hospitals Without Malpractice Insurance

New York Times reporter Anemona Hartocollis talks about why several New York City hospitals lack malpractice insurance or are only partially covered, and what patients need to know.

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Mississippi's Abortion Clinic Law

Lissy Moskowitz, general counsel for NARAL Pro-Choice America, explains developments in the Mississippi law, what it means for the state's only abortion clinic, and how it mirrors battles elsewhere in the US.

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Seeger In His Own Words

Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died Monday night in New York at the age of 94. In June 2012, he spoke with Brian Lehrer about his life, his music, Woody Guthrie and more.

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Transit Roundup

It's been a busy summer of new transportation initiatives, from the (delayed) bike share program to new rules about bicycle delivery, East River ferry service, speed limit "slow zones", and more. Kate Hinds, producer/reporter with Transportation Nation, discusses the latest transit news.

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Is it Okay for Knicks Fans to Become Nets Fans?

This offseason, the new Brooklyn Nets have seemingly done everything right, while the Knicks have shot themselves in the foot. Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin and New York magazine sports contributor, discusses whether it's okay for New York fans to take their fandom across the East River.

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Brian Lehrer with the tabloid headlines about the departure of Jeremy Lin

Your Lin Headline Predictions (UPDATE)

→ UPDATE: As you can see on the left, the Daily News went with "Lin Star State" and the Post with "End of the Lin." Sadly, no BL Listeners predicted these headlines. But we think you still did better!

Reports are that Jeremy Lin is signing with the Rockets. We asked on Twitter: What are the New York tabloids -- famous for their puns -- going to use as a headline? Tune in on Wednesday to see who gets an on-air shoutout for predicting the headline. And call in at 11:40 about the Knicks vs. Nets very different offseasons. We'll be talking to Will Leitch of New York magazine about whether it's okay to switch allegiances from New York to Brooklyn.

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