Green Mayor; Muslims React; Morning TV Wars; Earl the Pearl

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brian hosted a mayoral forum all about the environmental policies of the candidates. Hear extended excerpts. Plus: Reaction from Muslims to the identities of the Boston bombing suspects; New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter on his new book on the morning T.V. wars; the connection between conservative Christians and international adoptions; and Hall of Fame basketball player Earl "the Pearl" Monroe

How Green Will the Next Mayor Be?

Brian hosted a mayoral "forum" on conservation issues last night. We play highlights with Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director of the League of Conservation Voters.


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Community Reaction to Bombing Suspects

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies and director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Brown University, and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, and Mohamed El Filali,  executive director of The Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson, NJ, discuss the complex reactions when we think and talk about the religion and ethnicity of the Boston bombing suspects.

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Brian Stelter on the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

Brian Stelter, New York Times media reporter and author of the new book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, discusses his book about the battle between Good Morning America and The Today Show, and the role of these morning shows in the national media landscape.

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Adoption and the Culture Wars

"Adoption is often described as a “win-win” solution—for a child in need of a home and for adoptive parents longing for a son or a daughter to raise. However, in the fuller equation adoption is too often a zero-sum game, in which the happiness of one family comes at the expense of another." Excerpt from Kathryn Joyce's new book.

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Earl "the Pearl" Monroe

This live interview first aired live on April 23, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast as part of a special best-of show for Labor Day on September 2, 2013.

With the Knicks in the playoffs and 40 years after the team he was a part of won the championshipEarl "the Pearl" Monroe, former New York Knick, Hall of Fame inductee and author of Earl The Pearl: My Story (Rodale Books, 2013)stops by to talk about the NBA then and now.

→ VIDEO: Earl The Pearl describing how he learned to dribble to music.

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