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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mass shootings have not led to more restrictive gun laws in the recent past. UCLA law professor and author Adam Winkler discusses why not and goes over the history of the influence of the National Rifle Association. Plus: Frederic Block, federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, discusses his new book about life on the bench; and the media strategist and director of marketing for American Apparel, Ryan Holiday.

NRA vs Big City Mayors

Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, looks at why mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, Colo., don't lead to stricter gun control.

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Remember Sally Ride

Laura Helmuth, Slate science and health editor, formerly at Smithsonian magazine, talks about Sally Ride's place in history as the first American woman in space.

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Media Manipulator

Ryan Holiday, media strategist, director of marketing at American Apparel and the author of Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, shares his insights on how to publicize and market using new media tools.

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Behind the Scenes at Federal Court

Frederic Block, federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the author of Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, talks about his life as a judge in some high profile cases in New York.

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WHAT? Dangerous Noise Levels in New York City

Cara Buckley, The New York Times reporter, talks about her reporting on noise levels in NYC stores, bars and restaurants - and how often the decibel levels exceed safety standards.

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What's NYC's Most Annoying Sound?

On the show today, we're talking about loud noises in the city. Now, we want to know what NYC's most annoying sound is. Nominate your sound, and once we have some suggestions then we'll put them in a bracket and let you vote. By the end of the week, we'll have crowned a winner!

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