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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

David Corn, Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief, discusses the full, unedited video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser and what the candidate’s message tells us about his worldview. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a close look at labor with Nelson Lichtenstein of UC Santa Barbara and Daniel DiSalvo at the Manhattan Institute; and Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, makes the case for same-sex marriage.

The 47 Percent

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, talks about the leaked videotape of Mitt Romney's May fundraiser, in which he refers to the 47% of Americans who see themselves as "victims" dependent on government for support. He is also author of Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party, now out in paperback.

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Going Negative in New Jersey

Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talks about S&P's downgrading of NJ's economic outlook from "stable" to "negative."

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Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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30 Issues: Unions vs. Right to Work

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the role of organized labor in politics and the future of unions. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Open Phones: Your College-Cheap NYC Advice

It's a couple weeks into the school year, and with tuition higher than ever (see yesterday's widget for proof), college students may need help finding ways to save money, particularly in New York City.

Listeners: Help penny-pinching college students out. What free, cheap, and fun things are there to do in NYC? How do you save money on food, entertainment, laundry, whatever... Call 212-433-9692 or post your tips here!

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