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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

With the Democratic and Republican National Conventions just around the corner, the candidates are honing their messages. Grand New Party authors Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam challenge the GOP to come up with fresh ideas in a year of economic downturn. Plus, The Blue Pig gets caught double-dipping.

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Guests:

Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam

Unconventional Play

WNYC, in a joint investigation with ProPublica, a non-profit investigative news organization, recently discovered that New York State legislators have been aggressively promoting the exploration of natural gas in New York's Macellus Shale, a type of gas-rich sediment. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz, who investigated the practice, and ProPublica ...

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Giuliani's Real Estate

The New York Times' Marc Santora and Village Voice senior editor Wayne Barrett comment on former mayor Rudy Giuliani's recent foray into the world of real estate - and what it may mean for a potential gubernatorial bid.

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Blue Pig Gets Caught Double-dipping

Murray Weiss, Criminal Justice Editor for the New York Post, talks about how the Brooklyn manager of Blue Pig, a Brooklyn Heights ice cream parlor, was busted for double-charging customers' credit cards. Robert Siciliano, CEO of ID Theft Security, talks about how to protect your credit.

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Grand New Party Part Deux

Ross Douthat, senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine, and Reihan Salam, associate editor at the Atlantic and senior editor at New America, discuss their book Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream.

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The World Should Revolve Around Me

Is narcissism underrated? New York Times reporter Jan Hoffman talks about the benefits and detriments of the double edged sword of selfishness.

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Fares and Tolls Rise in New M.T.A. Plan

Assemblyman (D-86th District) Richard Brodsky discusses a proposal by the M.T.A to raise fares and tolls for next year to offset a budget gap of $900 million.

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Ilya Marritz



Ilya Marritz

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WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz discussed on Tuesday the recent WNYC/ProPublica investigation which discovered that New York State legislators have been aggressively promoting the new exploration ...

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Abrahm Lustgarten



Abrahm Lustgarten

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ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten discussed on Tuesday the recent WNYC/ProPublica investigation which discovered that New York State legislators have been aggressively promoting the new exploration ...

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Jonah Peretti



Jonah Peretti

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Want to join the Bored at Work Network? Well, it's most likely that you're already a member. Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, explained ...

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