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Monday, August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. We'll discuss with National Review's Reihan Salam and the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Plus:Wired senior writer Steven Levy discusses what a new cashless payment system at Starbucks tells us about how commerce is changing and what the consumer experience will be like in the future. And the latest on presidential politics; a pro-Christie shadow campaign in New Jersey; the two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Connecticut; and calls from out of town tourists on what their first impressions are about New York.

Romney-Ryan 2012

Governor Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. To react to this choice and what it'll mean for the Republican ticket, we have Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda. Then, Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, discusses Paul Ryan's background and record. 

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New Jersey Update: Christie Ads and Medical Marijuana

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk about the some mysterious pro-Governor Christie ads, plus the latest on medical marijuana in New Jersey.

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Meet the Candidates: Republicans for CT Senate

Connecticut Republican contenders for U.S. Senate Linda McMahonformer CEO of WWE, and Christopher Shaysformer Congressman (R CT 4th), talk about Tuesday's primary election to pick the candidates to replace Joe Lieberman.

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Starbucks, Square, and the Future of Money

Senior writer for Wired, Steven Levy, explains how cashless payment at Starbucks will evolve through a new deal with Square, and what it means for commerce and the consumer experience.

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Open Phones: First Impressions

What did you or your house guest think of New York City when you first arrived or visited? Listeners call-in to relate what first impression of NYC they remember.

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Open Prep: 15 Things to Read, See and Hear About Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan for his vice presidential pick. Reihan Salam of the National Review will be discussing the pick on Monday's Brian Lehrer show. In the meantime, here's some background reading on Ryan.

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