SOTU Reaction; Sen. Menendez's Trouble; "The Gatekeepers"

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his first State of the Union speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill January 27, 2010, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Getty)

The phones will be open for your reactions to President Obama's State of the Union address. And hear reaction from The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, columnist Ruben Navarette, and U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk. Plus: WNYC's Bob Hennelly on allegations against Senator Bob Menendez; and the director of "The Gatekeepers."

State of the Union Reaction

Brian Lehrer breaks down the Obama State of the Union speech with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation; CNN's Ruben Navarette; GOP Congressman Trey Radel of Florida; Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative and Obama Cabinet official; plus your calls.

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The Latest on the Menendez Investigation

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, looks at the question of where the line between politics-as-usual and something else is in the case of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "The Gatekeepers"

The annual series on the best documentary Oscar nominees continues with a conversation with Dror Moreh, director of "The Gatekeepers." 

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Open Phones: Love and Married Names

A man in Florida took his wife's name when they got married as an "act of love" . . . and lost his driver's license.  New York is one of the few states where it's as easy for husbands to take their wives' names as the other, more traditional, way around. Did you take advantage of that?  How did you solve the love/marriage/legal name dilemma?  And what about your children's last names?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, or post a comment here.


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