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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (JANGIR/AFP/Getty)

The 30 Issues in 30 Days series continues with a look at Big Military. Nora Bensahel of the Center for New American Security looks at how both candidates approach military spending, and Noah Shachtman of Brookings explains where they stand on drone warfare. Plus: a new poll looks at how what New Jersey residents think about federal and state spending on healthcare; David Denby of The New Yorker on the future of film; and the crime mystery behind the Broadway musical adaptation of “Rebecca.”

WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Results

David Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, and Lindy Washburnsenior writer at The Record of Bergen County, discuss the results of the WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

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When the Movies Got Small

David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker and author of Do the Movies Have a Future?, talks about changes to the film industry and argues, though diminished, movies are still central to America's cultural life.

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30 Issues: Big Military

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Emerging issues of modern warfare and the near future of the U.S. military. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Rebecca Mystery

Patrick Healy, New York Times theater reporter, talks about how turning the gothic novel Rebecca into a Broadway musical became a whodunit.

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30 Issues Data: Drone Sentiment Map

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 Obama and Romney military record here..

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