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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Today is New York State primary day. Get a breakdown of who’s running—and what the big races are. Also: Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz.

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Junot Diaz

Primary Day

New York Times metro political reporter Jonathan Hicks talks about today's primary. Who's on the ballot? Why are you voting today? Tune in for answers!

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Extending Term Limits

New York City council member G. Oliver Koppell talks about why he plans to introduce a bill that would soften term limits in New York City.

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Next Stop: Wonderland

When author Alice Mattison couldn't find a good route to connect all her favorite places in New York, she created one in her mind. Wylie Norville, communications director for Transportation Alternatives, evaluates the likelihood of a dream line in the MTA's future.

What's Your Dream Subway Line? ...

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Dominican-American Gothic

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talks about science fiction, parenting, and images of masculinity in Dominican culture.

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Down Syndrome

Sarah Palin's promise to be an "advocate" for parents of special needs children has gotten a mixed reception. Patricia Bauer, former editor at the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and founder of a website that offers information on special needs children, discusses the response within the community. Brian Skotko, ...

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Is Obama Being Swiftboated?

Richard Cohen, columnist for the Washington Post, talks about why he feels Obama is being swiftboated and attacked on his strengths.

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