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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Former senator Chuck Hagel with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. (Glenn Fawcett, Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino comments on the controversy surrounding the Journal-News' decision to publish a map of gun permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties. Plus: Michael Hirsh of National Journal discusses Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary; Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer on 2013's global political risks; and a Radio Rookie explains the phenomenon of sexual cyberbullying.

President Obama's New Nominations

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the president's nominations of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new secretary of defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.

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Rob Astorino on Sandy Recovery and Westchester Guns

Rob Astorino, Westchester county executive, discusses how Westchester is recovering from Sandy and how federal assistance may help. Plus, Astorino reacts to the Journal-News "gun map".

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Stickup Kids

Randol Contreras, assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Fullerton, talks about his new book, The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream, in which he explores the complexity of the drug trade through research in the South Bronx neighborhood where he grew up.

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Risks in 2013

"Emerging Markets", "Russia as a Submerging Market", "China vs. Information", the "Arab Summer" and more. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses his report on global political risks for 2013.

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Radio Rookies: Sexual Cyberbullying

Temitayo Fagbenle, Radio Rookie, talks about her piece on what she calls "slut shaming" -- how teens use the Internet to bully each other and share sexually explicit material.

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David Carr on Why Old School Media Hangs On

It turns out, the future of media consumption isn't that different from its past. David Carr of the New York Times discusses why "legacy media" is doing better than expected.

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