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Friday, September 21, 2012

Both President Obama and Governor Romney participated in Univision forums this week. We’ll discuss how they did and whether they successfully wooed Latino voters. Plus: New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief Keith Bradsher discusses trade policy in China, how it affects U.S. manufacturing, and how China is educating for the future; misguided security strategies; and a look at the Brooklyn Democratic Party machine now that Vito Lopez is out and Frank Seddio is in.

The Candidates with Univision

Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinión and now author of Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation, talks about this week's Presidential forums on Univision with Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama and their messages to Latinos.

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30 Issues Follow Up: How They Do It In China

Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief, discusses the case against some of China's trade practices and the implications for U.S. manufacturers--and takes a look at how China approaches education and economic growth.

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Massive Madoff Payment

Bernard Madoff’s victims will receive $2.48 billion to help cover their losses, in checks ranging from $1,784 to $526.9 million that were mailed Wednesday to 1,230 of his former customers. Irving Picard, trustee in charge of liquidating Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities and David J. Sheehan, Picard's chief counsel, discuss the payments and the ongoing effort to recover money from Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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New Brooklyn Party Boss

Colin Campbell, political reporter for The Observer, talks about the selection of former Assemblyman and local judge Frank Seddio to be the new leader of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. Seddio was elected by the party's executive committee on Wednesday night, replacing long-time party boss Vito Lopez, who stepped aside amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

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Unsafe Security

Harvey Molotch, professor of sociology and metropolitan studies at New York University and the author of Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, argues many of our post-9/11 security precautions make us less safe.

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