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Monday, August 20, 2012

Jackson Houses in the Bronx, public housing, NYCHA Jackson Houses in the Bronx. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The New York City Housing Authority is facing allegations of gross mismanagement. The editor of the editorial page of the New York Daily News, Arthur Browne, describes the trouble at NYCHA. Plus: Brooklyn author Amy Sohn on her new novel about marriage and parenting in the city; a discussion about the level of participation of young immigrants in the new Deferred Action program; and USA Today’s Susan Page has the latest on the presidential race.

Presidential Politics: One Week to GOP Convention

The GOP convention starts in one week, and the election battle lines are starting to be drawn. Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the sparring over Medicare, Joe Biden's "chains" comments, and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's remarks about abortion.

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Deferred Action So Far

Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the NY Immigration Coalition, discusses how the new federal Deferred Action program is going so far and whether young immigrants are taking advantage of it in large numbers.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: The Last Four Years

That's My Issue is WNYC's new election-year project to gather stories of how your personal experience has shaped your politics. Today: calls from those who've had a politics-shaping experience over the last four years.

→ Want To Add Your Story To That's My Issue? Visit the TMI Home Page

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501(c)(4)s and Politics

Pro Publica reporter, Kim Barker, talks about her reporting on the political activities of "social welfare" non-profits and how they're affecting the election.

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The Daily News on NYCHA

New York's public housing authority is under fire for mismanagement at the highest levels. Arthur Browne, Daily News editorial page editor, discusses his paper's investigation into NYCHA finances and his meeting last week with NYCHA head John Rhea.

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Motherland: A Novel

Amy Sohn, author of Motherland: A Novel, talks about marriage and parenting in New York City through the lens of her new novel.

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