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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Doctors and patient (Seattle Municipal Archives/flickr)

Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens died in attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi. We discuss the latest. Plus: two of New York's most prominant Dominican politicians are running against each other in an upper Manhattan State Senate district. Guillermo Linares and Adriano Espaillat explain their platforms. Also: Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, on Israeli politics; what works when it comes to health screening; questioning the financial impact of Fashion Week; and a call in for those New Yorkers who feel "neighborhood ambiguity."

Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate District 31

Guillermo Linares, NYS Assembly Member seeking Democratic nomination for Senate, and Adriano Espaillat, New York State Senator (District 31) incumbent, discuss Thursday's contested primary for the upper Manhattan State Senate district.

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Embassy Attacks in Libya and Egypt

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about the attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt, the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and how the violence has become part of the back-and-forth from campaigns overnight.

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Finding Medical Testing That Works

One new study questions the effectiveness of ovarian cancer screening, and another has highlighted waste in the health care system. Denise Gradyreporter and health editor for the New York Times talks about how we can know what works when it comes to medical procedures.

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Israel: The Will to Prevail

Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, chairman of World Likud, and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail, talks about Israeli politics and his new book.

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Neighborhood Ambiguity

Matthew Hyland, volunteer map reviewer for Google and professional chef, takes your calls on neighborhood ambiguity and acts as an arbiter for your map and border queries.

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Your Twitter #borderq's

Upper West Side or Harlem? Flatbush or Midwood? Matthew Hyland, a volunteer for Google Maps, answered questions from our listeners during the show about New York City's disputed neighborhood borders. Now, we're hoping you can answer the ones we couldn't get to on Twitter.


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