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Monday, August 06, 2012

An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/NASA)

The head of the U.N. Syria mission has resigned. Deb Amos of NPR discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria and what hopes are left for international diplomacy to end the conflict. Plus: Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla reacts to the shooting near Milwaukee; U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU discuss the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and ballot access today; what NASA’s Curiosity rover is looking for on Mars; and what long-term goals are you letting go of to make you happier?

Sikh Community Responds to Wisconsin Shooting

On Sunday a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. Councilman-at-large and Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla and Sikh Coalition co-founder Prabhjot Singh discuss the shooting, and how the local community is responding.

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Breastfeeding Fiat

Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids, takes issue with the new city program to promote breast-feeding, "Latch On NYC."

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Voting Rights: Then and Now

On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Andrew Young—former U.N. ambassador, congressman, Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist—remembers the day and talks about laws affecting ballot access today. He's joined by Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a former chief speechwriter to President Clinton.

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Deb Amos on Syria

Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR News, discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Curiosity on Mars

Tariq Malik, managing editor for SPACE.com, talks about NASA's Curiosity rover and what it's looking for on Mars.

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Dump the Bucket List

Carl Richards, certified financial planner, Bucks blogger at The New York Times and author of The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, talks about his recent column suggesting that long-term goals add to unhappiness.

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