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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

David Petraeus speaks during his CIA Director confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 23, 2011. (Getty)

Fred Kaplan of Slate talks about his new book on David Petraeus and continues the discussion on President Obama's picks for his next national security team, including Chuck Hagel. Plus: Analysis of Governor Christie's State of the State address; reaction to yesterday's federal ruling that limits NYPD stop-and-frisk procedures; and background on Tibet's recent increase in self-immolation protests.

Assessing Christie's 2013 State of State

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave his annual State of the State address yesterday. WNYC's Bob Hennelly discusses how Christie addressed the policy response to Sandy, and kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign.

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Judge Rules Against NYPD's Stop & Frisk Program

Michael Aronson, member of the Editorial Board of the New York Daily News, talks about federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin's ruling that declares part of the NYPD's stop and frisk program unconstitutional.

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Tibet Today

Joshua Eaton, a journalist who has been covering Tibet from the U.S., explains the reasons behind the recent uptick in self-immolation incidents there and the goals of these protests.

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After Petraeus

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, talks about his new book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and the president’s choices for his second-term national security team.

→ EVENT: Fred Kaplan will be reading from The Insurgents at the UWS Barnes & Noble on Jan. 15 at 7PM.

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Personal Finance Myths

Helaine Olen, blogger for Forbes and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, takes a hard look at the personal finance industry and questions some of its practices.

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