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Monday, November 12, 2007

Like other wars, PTSD is common among soldiers returning from the war in Iraq. Find out what’s unique about this war for returning veterans. Also, Ronald Brownstein compares partisanship in the U.S. to a second civil war. CUNY starts a recruiting program specifically for veterans; and we open our phones for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to talk about what it was like to come home. Also, we dig into the alleged connections between Bernard Kerik and organized crime. And finally, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt on his new children's book and memories of Norman Mailer.

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Ronald Brownstein and Frank McCourt

Bernie Kerik and the Mob?

Former New Jersey attorney general and assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Harvey investigated the company with alleged mob ties at the heart of the Bernie Kerik story.

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Politics As Usual

Ron Brownstein, political director for the Atlantic Group, former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America (Penguin Press, 2007), talks about extreme partisanship in Washington D.C.

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CUNY Recruiting Veterans

Garrie Moore, CUNY vice chancellor for student affairs and Wilfred Cotto, CUNY Coordinator of Veteran Affairs and retired Navy Master Chief, talk about CUNY's recruitment program and special services for veterans.

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In the Army

General Richard Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, marks Veteran's Day and talks about the conditions for current soldiers in the field and veterans at home.

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Call-In for Iraq War vets

A call in for Iraq War vets on the experience of coming home. What's the adjustment like after fighting in this particular war?

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Angela's Story Continues

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt,remembers his mother during the holiday season in his new children's book, Angela and the Baby Jesus (Simon and Schuster, 2007), and talks about the legacy of Norman Mailer in New York.

Two versions of the book, Angela and the Baby Jesus, are ...

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