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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has initiatives to curb prescription drug and synthetic drug use. Plus: The LIBOR rate-fixing scandals could be leading to possible arrests. Matthew Goldstein of Reuters explains where, who and why. Then, what the soda ban hearings tell us about Mayor Bloomberg’s public health stance; and David Crist, historian for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on America’s conflict with Iran.

Will the LIBOR Scandal Lead to Arrests?

Matthew Goldstein, editor in charge of Wall Street Investigations for Reuters, discusses his reporting on possible arrests in London and in New York City over the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal.

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Bloomberg's Public Health and Safety

Joyce Purnick, WNYC political analyst, longtime New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's policies on health and safety: sugary drink sizes; transfats; smoking; and guns.

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How Democrats Frame Issues

Elisabeth Wehling, political strategist and researcher of linguistics, and George Lakoff, Cognitive Science and Linguistics professor at the University of California, Berkley, discuss their book, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic, and explain how Democrats can communicate their moral values clearly and forcefully in a way that sets them apart from their GOP counterparts.


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AG Schneiderman: New York's Drug War

Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, talks about his latest efforts to combat synthetic drugs and prescription drug abuse, plus other items on his agenda.

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The History of the U.S. Conflict with Iran

David Crist, senior historian for the Department of Defense and author of The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran, discusses the United States' relationship with Iran and the latest developments in the Middle East.

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George Jefferson and Movin' on Up

Sherman Hemsley died yesterday. He was the actor who played George Jefferson on the TV shows "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"—which ran from 1975 to 1985. Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and the author of many books, puts the character George Jefferson into context and takes your calls.

Listeners: Call us if you saw yourself or your family reflected in George Jefferson or the story of the Jeffersons. Did you define yourself against the Jeffersons? Call us at 212-433-9692 or comment here. 

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