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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Spitzer administration after six months and the FDR administration after 60 years: A Democrat and a Republican from the New York State legislature compare notes on how the “sheriff of Wall Street” is doing as the “steamroller of Albany” and a liberal and a conservative with books about FDR exchange views about the New Deal’s legacy today.

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Albany Wraps Up

New York State Senators Martin Golden, Republican from Brooklyn’s 22nd district, and Liz Krueger, Democrat from Manhattan’s 26th Senate district, discuss the end of Albany's legislative session.

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Saddam's "Niece" Speaks Out

Zainab Salbi, president and CEO of Women for Women International and author of Between Two Worlds; Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam (Gotham, 2006), talks about her work as a global activist, and her escape from Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

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New Deal Anew

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (HarperCollins, 2007), and Jonathan Alter, a senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine and the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (Simon & Schuster, 2006), just out in paperback, ...

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Open Phones: Rewarding Teachers and Students

Listeners weigh in on whether merit pay is a good idea for teachers…and students.

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Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter

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Jonathan Alter, author of The Defining Moment, compares the upcoming 2008 presidential elections to the historic elections of 1932 on the Brian Lehrer ...


Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes

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Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, listens to a caller discussing the Depression Era on the Brian Lehrer show, 6/19/07.


Sun Scream

If you've used our recent good weather to pay an early visit to the beach this year, maybe you've already suffered the wrath of the sun's rays. Well if you think it's okay to bare your skin with sunscreen on, think again. Many ...


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