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Monday Morning Politics; Adolfo Carrion, Jr.; All Natural; Made in NYC

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Monday, March 11, 2013

USA Today's Susan Page follows updates the national politics news in post-sequester Washington.  Then, former Bronx Borough President and former Democrat Adolfo Carrion, Jr. talks about his mayoral campaign; is "all natural" worth it? and New York's tech sector at SXSW.

Monday Morning Politics: A Spring Thaw?

The Rand Paul fillibuster continues to reverberate as Washington discusses the legal framework for targeted killings. Meanwhile, agencies have started to implement sequester cuts, and Obama continues to "reach out" to the GOP in advance of budget negotiations. Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, gives an update on the latest happenings from Washington.

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Meet the Candidates: Adolfo Carrion

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, now running for NYC mayor with the Independence Party endorsement, talks about his party switch and campaign for mayor.

 

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SXSW: New Yorkers in Austin

Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s New Tech City, talks about Silicon Alley's presentations at the SXSW Interactive Festival.

 

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How Obama Justified Killing Anwar al-Awlaki

The 2011 killing in Yemen of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki opened up a host of questions about the legal framework surrounding targeted killings. Charlie Savage, New York Times Washington correspondent covering presidential power and national security, discusses his recent reporting on the killing and the ongoing conversation around drone strikes.

Below: Rand Paul Addresses the al-Awlaki Killing in his 13-Hour Filibuster

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All Natural?

Nathanael Johnson, journalist and the author of All Natural*: *A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier asks why, with better medicine, we're less healthy and tries to chart a middle course between "all natural" and "high tech."

 

 

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Open Phones: If Only There Were a Class ...

We asked recently about classes you could teach -- now we want to know what class you haven't seen offered that you'd like to take. What knowledge or skills are you missing you'd like to take a class in?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

 

 

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