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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo along with Congresssman Gregory W. Meeks unload National Guard trucks of supplies for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo along with Congresssman Gregory W. Meeks unload National Guard trucks of supplies for Hurricane Sandy Relief. (Courtesy of the Governor's Office)

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses recovery along the state's coast, and whether or not he's planning a gubernatorial run this year. Plus: Eliot Spitzer on AIG's decision not to join a lawsuit over the federal bailout; analysis of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address; and the decline in international adoptions.

NY State of the State

Yesterday's State of the State address saw New York Governor Andrew Cuomo champion progressive causes like gun control, campaign finance, and women's rights. WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the policy and politics of the speech.

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Eliot Spitzer on AIG, Al Jazeera

Eliot Spitzer, former governor and attorney general of New York joins the Brian Lehrer Show to talk about AIG's decision not to join the lawsuit over the federal bailout and Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV.

 

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Guns in America: Retail Sales

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of, Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, returns for the second installment in the series on gun ownership.  Today as Vice President Biden's task force hears from Walmart, the country's leading gun retailer, we focus the discussion on gun sale spikes, registration, licensing and confiscation.

Help Build Our Guns Glossary: Got a term or word that's part of the gun debate you want clarified? Post your suggestion in the comments, and we'll build our glossary over the course of this series.

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The Drop in International Adoptions

Russia has banned the adoption of Russian children by American parents. Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute joins the Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the decline in international adoptions.

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Rebuilding Resilience

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, appointed co-chair of the NYS 2100 commission to improve the resilience of infrastructure, concludes her series of conversations with the NYS 2100 report.

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NJ Senate President Sweeney on Post-Sandy Policy

Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, discusses his proposed legislation about requiring free public access to beaches in any community that receives post Sandy government aid.

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