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Monday, July 30, 2012

Mitt Romney is wrapping up his trip to Europe and the Middle East. David Sanger of the New York Times discusses what we learned about his foreign policy. Plus: the chief academic officer of the New York City DOE on how to integrate special needs students; how the Midwest drought is affecting all of us; and what "amateur" means in the big-money Olympics.

David Sanger on Global Politics

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor, and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, talks about global politics and Mitt Romney's trip abroad.

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Midwest Drought's Ripple Effects

The drought continues throughout much of the United States. NPR food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles looks at the effects on everything from factory farms to local food prices.

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Special Education Changes

Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer of the New York City Department of Education, talks about how NYC public schools are moving to a system for "inclusion" of special needs kids in regular classrooms.

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How Much Money Do Olympic Athletes Make?

Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, who covers the business of sports, discusses how much of the big money at the Olympic Games goes to the actual athletes.

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Unintended Births in the U.S.

William D. Mosher, statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics and the lead author of a new report on unintended pregnancy, explains what it means that 37 percent of births in the US were "unintended at the time of conception."

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Open Phones: Is There A Doctor in the House?

The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in just 3 years, the United States will be more than 60,000 doctors short, according to the New York Times.

Listeners, do you hear this call? Are you in med school or thinking about it? Are you interested in fulfilling the need for general physicians or are you planning a career in a more lucrative specialty? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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