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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave a big foreign policy speech yesterday. Slate's Fred Kaplan offers his analysis of Governor Romney's criticism of the Obama Administration. Plus: a preview of the affirmative action case going before the U.S. Supreme Court this week; Naomi Wolf on her new book Vagina: A New Biography; and 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a conversation about the government's role in regulating energy and the environment.

Romney on Foreign Policy

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, talks about Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech.

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Affirmative Action & The Supreme Court

Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, previews the stakes of the affirmative action case before the Supreme Court--and takes your calls on how affirmative action has affected you.

 

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The Body Politic

Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth and Vagina: A New Biography, looks at the physiology of women's sexuality and consciousness.

 

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30 Issues: Big Energy vs. Big Environment

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The conflicting forces of the energy lobby and environmentalist groups. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Open Phones: New School Lunches

This year school lunches have caloric limits and feature more fruits and vegetables, but reports from around the country show children throwing their greens away. What are you hearing from the school-aged kids in your life? Are the lunches well received or too small? Tell us in the comments section, or call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

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30 Issues Data: Domestic Oil Production

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on the current state of environmental and energy policy here.

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