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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is author now of That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. He discusses U.S. leadership and tensions between Iran and Israel. Then, a check-in on Westchester’s fair housing with federal housing deputy secretary Maurice Jones. Plus: a close look at the stimulus package reveals it was more effective than previously thought; a discussion of privacy rights; and the That’s My Issue series continues with a call-in for those who have had politics-shaping experiences abroad.

Thomas Friedman on American Power

Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and co-author of That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, talks about U.S. leadership in the world and other news.

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Westchester Fair Housing

On the third anniversary of the Westchester Housing Settlement, Maurice Jones, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, comments on delays that have marred the process.

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New New Deal

Michael Grunwaldsenior national correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,  writes in his new book about how the stimulus package was far more effective than acknowledged.

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Private Thoughts

Garret Keizer, a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, contributing writer to Mother Jones, and the author of Privacy, explores privacy rights in the face of technological change, terrorism and inequality.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Experiences Abroad

A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for anyone who has had an experience abroad that has shaped their politics - whether as an immigrant or traveler.

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