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Friday, October 05, 2012

Job seekers line up for the job fair at Coney Island. (Kathleen Horan/WNYC)

Filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon discuss the NYPD subpoena of outtakes from their new documentary (with Ken Burns) on the Central Park Five. Plus: what today’s jobs report means for the election; the consequences of Iran’s currency inflation; former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison explains the future of interstellar exploration; and following up on hydrofracking in the southern tier of New York State.

Jobs Report Friday

Sudeep Reddy, economics reporter for the Wall Street Journal, breaks down today's jobs report -- and the political implications one month and one day before the election.

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Fallout From Iran Currency Devaluation

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, and Thomas Erdbrink, New York Times Tehran Bureau chief, discuss the fallout from the devaluation of Iran's currency.


Interstellar Travel Please

Mae Jemison, the former NASA astronaut and the first African American woman in space, is also a physician, engineer, dancer, Star Trek guest actor, and currently the leader of the DARPA-NASA project called 100 Year Starship. She talks about her efforts toward interstellar space travel. 

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Central Park Five Documentary Subpoena

Sarah Burns, filmmaker and author of The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding, and David McMahon, filmmaker and producer, discuss the NYPD's attempts to subpoena outtakes from their forthcoming documentary (with Ken Burns) on the Central Park Five.

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Following Up: Hydrofracking's Popularity in the Marcellus Region

Jonathon Campbell, correspondent for the Gannett Albany Bureau, which includes papers in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira and Poughkeepsie, Westchester and Rochester, follows up on a listener comment that not everyone in the Southern Tier of New York State supports hydrofracking despite its economic promise.

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Party Affiliation Registration Deadline Nears for New York

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capitol New York, explains why the Friday deadline is crucial for the 2013 mayoral primary.

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Global Urban Design

New York Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman joins us to talk about New York Magazine’s new Global Urban Design issue.

EVENT: New York Magazine and Dwell will host the ticketed City Modern home tours this weekend.

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