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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York State Capitol in Albany.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We'll discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.

Assessing Obama's Second Term Agenda

Reihan Salam, writer for The National Review's "The Agenda" policy blog, discusses the Obama inaugural address and second term policy priorities.

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FEMA's Sandy Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance for damage from Sandy is Monday, January 28. And many who have already applied are frustrated with the results.  Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and attorney at large at the New York Legal Assistance Group, gives an update and answers your questions.

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Social Media and the Office

Will new laws protect what you say on social media while you're at work - even if you're dissing your boss? Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, says you might be able to share more than you think.

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Cuomo's Budget Plans

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget yesterday, with a call for increased minimum wage, higher gambling revenue, and cuts to various programs. Albany Times-Union capitol bureau chief Casey Seiler discusses the proposals.

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Martyrs and Shooters

Adam Lankford, criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama and the author of The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters and Other Self-Destructive Killers, finds parallels in the psychology between suicide bombers and rampage shooters.

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Open Phones: A New Way of Thinking

Who is a person in your life who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking? Who inspired you to see the world differently, either as a child or as an adult? The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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