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Friday, August 01, 2008

Immigration raids at an Iowa meatpacking plant and a New York Labor Department raid at a Queens clothing factory uncovered previously untold stories about undocumented labor exploitation. Also, guest host Mike Pesca is off to the races with OTB ‘s David Cornstein; playing the "race card"; and redefining birth control.


David Cornstein

The Race Card

WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein and Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart analyze the latest scuffle between John McCain and Barack Obama: Obama's alleged playing of the 'race card'.

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Regulating Abortion

Rob Stein, National Science Reporter for the Washington Post, discusses the possibility that the Bush Administration with change regulations to redefine certain birth-control methods as abortion.

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OTB Takes A New Track

In what was a last minute attempt to save the industry, New York City Off Track Betting will soon change hands. David Cornstein, chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York City OTB Corporation discusses the future of betting parlors and horse racing.

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Queens Sweatshop

New York Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith discusses the recent shutdown of a sweatshop in Queens.

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Immigration Fallout

Julia Preston, National Immigration Reporter for The New York Times, talks about the immigration and labor issues presented by the recent ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids in Iowa.

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Fast Food City

Dr. Carla Wolper, Dietitian at the Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, and Rick Sampson, CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, discuss the banning of new fast-food restaurants in certain parts of Los Angeles, and whether a similar plan would work in New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show Brings Change to McCarren Park

The Slideluck Potshow will be held in McCarren Park in Brooklyn this Saturday, August 2, and the Brian Lehrer Show will be there, presenting work curated from Flickr. The slides selected will come from their recent challenge


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