Matter of Fact

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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Now that the political conventions are over, we’re in the final stretch of the presidential race. USA Today’s Susan Page looks ahead. Plus: Brooklyn writer Paul Auster discusses his new memoir and his body of work; On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone talks about the role of fact-checkers; and the story of Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill.

Post-Convention Campaign Season

Now that the conventions and summer vacations are over, the "real" campaigning begins. Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, looks ahead. 

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State's Role in Silver/Lopez Scandal

Dick Dadey, President of Citizens Union, discusses his criticism of the way the Vito Lopez sexual harassment allegations were handled.

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Rags To Riches: The Golden Krust Story

Lowell Hawthorne, president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, talks about his new memoir, The Baker's Son: My Life In Business, and his experiences as co-founder of Golden Krust.

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Paul Auster

Author Paul Auster talks about his memoir Winter Journal and his work set in New York City.

→ EVENT: Reading at Barnes & Noble Union Square, Monday, September 10, 7:00 pm

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Just the Fact-Checkers

Brooke Gladstone, managing editor and co-host of On the Media, discusses the role of fact checkers and facts — particularly in political coverage.


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Combatting Cheating

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about the latest fall-out from the Stuyvesant High School cheating scandal and how the problem is being addressed in other schools.

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