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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

As violence spreads after the collapse of elections in Zimbabwe, many here in New York with roots in the region are getting reports back from their families. We hear from the local community. Also: a Joe Bruno retrospective.

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Goodbye Joe

In a surprise announcement, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno announced that he won't seek reelection. We get reaction from Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, Karen DeWitt, Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, and Frank Padavan, NY State Senator (R-11th District).

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Gloucester Pact?

We get an update on the "pregnancy pact" story - or rumor? - from Patrick Anderson, reporter at the Gloucester Daily Times.

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The July issue of Italian Vogue will solely feature black models, including older models, and plus size models. Impetus for this issue came in part because of the influence of U.S. Politics, and from talks at the New York Public Library. Fashion activist Bethann Hardison and Elite ...

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Zimbabwe: Trouble at Home

Ongoing political violence in Zimbabwe has sparked widespread concern both abroad as well as within the U.S. Zimbabwe natives Peter Godwin, author of When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, and Chaka Ngwenya, director of SARFM Radio in New York, talk about the latest ...

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Driving Renewable Energy

Bob Walsh, president of LS9, talks about their new renewable energy technology that involves bugs producing crude oil. Beyond bugs, Joseph White, senior editor at the Wall Street Journal, and Joseph Romm, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former director of the Department ...

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Cool in Their Code?

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi wants to develop the centers of Long Island towns. But can the quintessential suburbs become more like cities?

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Chaka Ngwenya, (left) and Peter Godwin appearing on the Brian Lehrer Show on June 24, 2008. Both guests joined us to discuss the recent political ...


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