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Friday, December 21, 2012

On the heels of his announcement that he will explore a Senate run in 2014, Newark Mayor Cory Booker explains his decision. Plus: Robin Hood Foundation President Deborah Winshel describes how the organization will distribute their Sandy benefit proceeds; NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin on how the state is handling garbage and debris post-Sandy; and Slate's Dana Stevens reviews this season's holiday movies. 

A Closer Look at the Robin Hood Foundation

Deborah Winshel, president & COO of the Robin Hood Foundation, talks about the foundation and its mission, and answers questions about where the money in its relief fund will go.

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Cory Booker on His Political Future

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has announced that he will not run for Governor, but will instead "explore" the possibility of running for a New Jersey Senate seat. Brian and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk to Booker about his political future and Garden State politics.

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Garbage in the Garden State

Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, discusses how the state is handling debris removal and waste management after Sandy. 

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One Week After Newtown; NRA Speaks

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, discusses how reactions after shootings have influenced gun control in the past, and how different weapons might require different legislation. Plus: reaction to the NRA press conference this morning.

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Best Movies of 2012

Slate movie critic Dana Stevens discusses some of the end-of-year films, including "Les Misérables," "Django Unchained" and "Zero Dark Thirty" -- and her best films of the year.

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