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Monday, October 15, 2012

Protestors participate in a 'March For America' demonstration calling for immigration reform near the Washington Monument March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Protestors participate in a 'March For America' demonstration calling for immigration reform near the Washington Monument March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

On the eve of the second presidential debate, John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine, talks about the presidential race and his cover story about the Clintons' role in politics today. Plus: 30 issues in 30 days continues with a look at the country’s divide on immigration policy; the growing epidemic of concussions in kids sports; and a call-in to participate in a mock presidential debate role-play.

Obama, Romney, the Clintons and More

John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change, talks about the latest in the presidential race and his NY Mag cover story about President Obama's relationship with President Clinton, and the impact on a possible Hillary run in 2016.

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Open Phones: Debate Role-Play

The second presidential debate will take place tomorrow night at Hofstra University. Listeners: want to play the role of Obama or Romney? If you are a Romney supporter and want to advocate on his behalf, or an Obama supporter who wants to play the role of the President, call 212-433-9692. Brian will ask a question, and our role-players will discuss!

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Protecting Kids from Concussions

Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery and director of the Service of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and the co-author of Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe.

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30 Issues: Immigration

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of immigration and immigrants in America. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Nobel Prize for Matchmaking

Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley won today's Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on "how to match different agents as well as possible." Roth's work includes how to match NYC 8th graders to their chosen high schools.  Parag Pathak, associate professor of economics at M.I.T., worked with Roth on that and joins us to explain the economics of matchmaking.

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