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Monday, June 11, 2007

Governor Spitzer signed an anti-human trafficking law on June 6th. NOW-NYC campaigned for the law and wants local publications to stop taking “adult” ads for what they call “modern-day slavery.” We’ll hear from NOW-NYC’s president, as well as blogger and former sex worker Audacia Ray who saw prostitution as a legitimate way to make a living. Writer Pete Hamill discusses New York during the Depression and today. Also, the week in politics, and a call-in on the effectiveness of the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy.

Guests:

Pete Hamill and Audacia Ray

Hawk Talk

Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times, discusses the presidential race, the battle "hotting up" between Michael Moore and Fred Thompson and Senator Joe Lieberman's call to attack Iran.

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Stopping Traffic

NOW-NYC president Sonia Ossorio talks about their campaign against human sex trafficking and the advertising that supports it, then former sex worker Audacia Ray offers a different view of prostitution. She’s the executive editor of Spread magazine and the author of Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads ...

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Writing New York

Novelist, essayist and journalist Pete Hamill talks about his new novel North River (Little, Brown & Company, 2007) set in the Depression-era New York immigrant community, and about who is telling the stories of today’s immigrants.

North River is available for purchase at Amazon.com.

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The Future of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

All the Republican candidates say they support it. All the Democratic candidates say they don't. What about people actually serving in the military? We take their calls on whether or not the "don't ask don't tell" policy should be abolished.

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Author and newspaperman Pete Hamill talks about his new novel North River and looks at who is telling the stories of today’s immigrants ...

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