Issue Oriented

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The phones will be open for you to tell us a story about an experience in your life that helped shape your politics. It’s part of a new project called That’s My Issue. Plus: today is the first day young immigrants can apply for deferred deportation. The New York’s Secretary of State Cesar Perales discusses the ins and outs of applying. And: what Kathy Hochul’s campaign says about the Paul Ryan effect; and a conversation about the spike in homelessness in New York City.

Applying for Deferred Deportation

New York's Secretary of State, Cesar Perales, discusses New York's program to help young immigrants apply for Deferred Action, a federal program that starts today.

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Hochul: The Ryan Effect

Blogger Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, looks at Kathy Hochul's campaigns in 2011 and 2012 and what they might have to say about the effect of Paul Ryan on the national ticket.

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Homelessness Spike in NYC

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses why there's been a spike in homelessness in New York.

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Open Phones: That's My Issue

As part of our election-year project That's My Issue (launching today), we're gathering stories of an experience in your life that helped shape your politics. You'll be able to share your story, create a custom badge, record directly from your computer, and do lots more.

Below, some of the calls and stories that came in during the segment. Be sure to add yours at the That's My Issue homepage, and stay tuned for more open phones on the Brian Lehrer Show.

Violence in Sinai and Morsi's Reaction

Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, talks about the recent violence in Sinai and its effect on Egyptian politics.


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Open Phones: Julia Child's Birthday

Today is the hundredth birthday of Julia Child, the American TV chef and author famous for her French cooking. We'll take your calls and hear from Union Square Cafe chef Carmen Quagliata, one of the participants in Julia Child Restaurant Week.  

Does Julia Child have a hand in your kitchen? Has she influenced the way you think about food and the way you cook? Do you have a Julia Child recipe that you return to for special occasions? Call 212-433-9692 with your Julia Child 100th birthday wishes and remembrances -- or post here!

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