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Chuck Hagel Vote; Candidate Bill Thompson; Gun Control; Chris Anderson

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Hear the latest on the Hagel confirmation. Plus: former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson on his mayoral candidacy; where gun control meets free speech; working as an ER doctor in Newark; and former Wired editor Chris Anderson on his new drone company and why he's sourcing in Mexico.

A Filibuster by Any Other Name

Yesterday the Senate voted "no" -- by one vote -- on a move that would have allowed the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. Steven Dennis, White House corespondent for CQ/Roll Call, discusses why Republicans are delaying the vote, and what next week may hold.

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Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and the 2009 Democratic candidate for mayor, talks to Brian Lehrer about why he's running again and his plan for New York City.

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Newark Emergency

Sampson Davis, New Jersey-based board certified emergency medicine physician, founder of the Three Doctors Foundation, and the author of The Pact and Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home (Spiegel & Grau, 2013),  talks about growing up in and working as an ER doctor in Newark and what it taught him about healthcare in America.

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What The Gun Debate Means for Free Speech

What's the 2nd amendment have to do with the 1st? Jim Sleeper, author and lecturer in political science at Yale University, argues in his recent writing that the debate over gun violence should also include a debate over violent speech and media.

 

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Weighing a Styrofoam Ban

Chris Bonanos, senior editor at New York Magazine, looks at the pros and cons of a proposal from Mayor Bloomberg to ban polystyrene packaging -- generally referred to as styrofoam -- from New York City.

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Chris Anderson's Vision

Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and former editor of Wired, discusses his drone company and cross-border labor issues. Plus: a follow-up on 3D printing, which got a mention during President Obama's State of the Union speech this week.

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