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Friday, September 28, 2012

Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. Rami Khouri of the American University of Beirut discusses what they said—and what it means for the region. Plus: The Bronx District Attorney has changed policy with respect to dealing with some stop and frisk cases; redefining masculinity for young men; the phones will be open for young people to weigh in on taxes and entitlements; hear why Governor Cuomo is supporting Republicans; and the business of sports memorabilia.

Middle East at the U.N.

Rami Khouri, director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, talks about the Netanyahu and Abbas speeches at the U.N. and other news from the Middle East.

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The Bronx DA Changes Policy on Stop-and-Frisk

New York Times reporter Joseph Goldstein discusses changes made by the Bronx district attorney with respect to stop-and-frisk and trespassing charges.

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Man Up

Carlos Andrés Gómez, poet, actor, activist and the author of Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood, wants to redefine masculinity and offer young men options beyond the hyper-masculine scripts he says they see as their only options.

→ Events: Carlos Andrés Gómez reading on October 1, 2012, at 7:30PM at Greenlight Bookstore, in Brooklyn, NY and on October 4, 2012 at 6:00PM at La Casa Azul, New York, NY.

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30 Issues Follow Up: Budget Games

Open phones for people under 40 years old:  How worried are you about Medicare and Social Security being there for you when the time comes? How would you fix it?  Call 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Plus, Dave Rejeski, director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, explains the video game, Budget Hero, and what it illuminates about the federal budgeting process.

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Bipartisan Cuomo

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, talks about Gov. Cuomo's support for the Republican state senators who backed gay marriage.

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Steiner on Sports Memories

Brandon Steiner, founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia and the author of You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, shares what he's learned about business in building his own sports memorabilia company. 

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