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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Whatever happened to the Arab democracy movement? We’ll look at this week’s elections in Egypt as an example of how far it has to go. Also, charges of "over-policing" versus "protection from gangs" in Bushwick and the Puerto Rican Day Parade; and the American Heritage Dictionary’s list of words that every high school student should know – words like “moiety” and “pecuniary” – what’s on your list? Let us know. And, why this may be the last summer of "Soccer Tacos" in Red Hook.

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Arresting Behavior

Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa, talks about the 208 arrests made at the Puerto Rican Day parade.

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Walking in Bushwick

Community activists Oona Chatterjee and Jesus Gonzales of the group Make the Road By Walking, and Asher Callender, student at Bushwick Community High School, discuss the formation of the Student Coalition Against Racial Profiling (SCARP) in Bushwick following the arrests of over 30 young people on their way to ...

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Penalty for "Soccer Tacos?"

Cesar Fuentes, executive director of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook, Carolina Gonzalez, freelance writer and co-author of Nueva York: the Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs and Henry Stern, former New York City Parks commissioner, look at why the Red Hook "Soccer Tacos" might disappear ...

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Enemy Combatant Ruling

New York Times National Legal Correspondent Adam Liptak discusses the implications of the appeals court ruling that says the Bush Administration cannot indefinitely imprison suspected terrorists within the borders of the United States.

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Democratic State

Egypt held parliamentary elections this week. Does that make it a democracy? Steven Cook, a Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), weighs in and ...

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Open Phones: Your Most Useful Words

Do you know the meaning of moiety, pecuniary, ziggurat? The American Heritage Dictionary thinks you should know these and 97 others by the time you graduate high school. What words are the most "useful" words on your list? Let us know in the comments and on the air.

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Oona, Asher, and Jesus




Oona, Asher, and Jesus

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Asher Callender (center) of SCARP, with Oona Chatterjee and Jesus Gonzales of Make the Road by Walking in the WNYC studios ...

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Steven Cook




Steven Cook

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Steven Cook discussing the court system in Egypt and his book "Ruling But Not Governing" on the Brian Lehrer Show, 6/12/07.

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