Braving the Issues

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Election, Red State, Blue State, Vote, Democrat, Republican The 2008 presidential election map, showing electoral tendency by shade of purple. (M. E. J. Newman)

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger discusses the latest news out of the Middle East. Plus: as part of our election-year project That’s My Issue, the phones will be open for you to tell us how a person in your life helped shaped your politics; WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein on presidential politics then and now; and a new book on how to raise brave, anxiety-free children.

David Sanger on Iran

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and WNYC contributor, discusses his reporting on the progress of Iran's nuclear program and how regional tensions are playing out. Sanger is also the author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars And Surprising Use of American Power.

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Older Fathers and Autism

Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about the latest research that shows older fathers increase a child's risk for autism and schizophrenia.

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2008 vs. 2012

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein compares the political atmosphere in 2008 to the political atmosphere this year as we head into the conventions next week.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Social

A Brian Lehrer Show open phones on how your friends and other people have influenced your politics.

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Shooting At the Empire State Building

A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.

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Teaching Bravery

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety offers advice for helping children overcome anxiety and stress.

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