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Monday, July 23, 2012

At Riverside Park, bikers are surrounded by the scenes of New York City. At Riverside Park, bikers are surrounded by the scenes of New York City. (Ed Yourdon/Flickr)

Former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is often credited with turning the Canadian economy around. He talks about banking regulation and the deep cuts to social programs he was responsible for as finance minister – and whether U.S. lawmakers should consider doing things the Canadian way. Plus: It’s A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale checks in on her tour of swing states ahead of the 2012 election; and everything you need to know about riding a bike.

Anna Sale: On to Ohio

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, continues her tour of the swing states, heading to Ohio from Wisconsin talking to voters about the upcoming election.

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Penalties for Penn State

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of "Edge of Sports Radio" on Sirius XM, explains the NCAA penalties against the Penn State football program and what it could mean for the future of the school. 

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Lessons from Canada with Paul Martin

Paul Martin, former Finance Minister (1993-2002) and Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006), talks about why the Canadian economy is doing well, the policies he enacted, and what the U.S. could learn from Canada's budgeting past.

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Open Phones: Did You See "The Dark Knight Rises"?

Call us up if you decided to go see "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend. Were you thinking about the shooting during the movie? Tell us about your experience of the latest Batman movie--and if it was colored by last week's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Gun Violence and the Colorado Shooting

New York Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (D-4th), longtime gun control advocate, reacts to the Colorado movie theater shooting.

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Bicycling 101

Grant Petersen, founder and owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works and author of Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike, discusses the imminent launch of the New York bikeshare program and offers his take on how and why to ride.

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