Revelation Number Nine

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Eliot Spitzer’s governorship is in turmoil. What are the implications for New York State? Hear legal and political analysis—plus listener calls. And why do first ladies stand by their men--at the podium? Also: NPR’s Scott Simon on Windy City, his novel about Chicago—where he says politics is a contact sport.

Open Phones: Where Should Spitzer Go From Here?

We begin our coverage of Eliot Spitzer with listener reactions. What do you make of the scandal? Should the Governor resign?

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Sin City

Paul Finkelman, professor of law and public policy at Albany Law School and blogger for the, talks about the legal and political implications of Governor Spitzer's alleged misconduct.

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Standing "By" Your Man

Joyce Purnick, long-time New York Times political writer, talks about the wife's role in political sex scandal press conferences.

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Novel Politics

As New York reels from political scandal, NPR’s Scott Simon writes about the perils of political succession in his new novel about local Chicago politics, Windy City: A Novel of Politics (Random House, 2008).

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Spitzer Check-In

We check in with WNYC's Bob Hennelly, who is in Albany, for the latest on Elliot Spitzer.


The World's Oldest Profession

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and Audacia Ray, former sex worker and blogger at Waking Vixen, discuss why exactly prostitution is illegal.

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Scott Simon

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NPR's Scott Simon reads from his new novel about local Chicago politics, Windy City: A Novel of Politics (Random House, 2008) on The ...


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