Sen. Gillibrand; Joe Nocera; The End of "The Office"; Gatsby Abroad

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Friday, May 17, 2013

U.S. Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, discusses her push for legislation to address the sexual assault crisis in the military. Plus: New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera on the latest out of Washington; analysis of the impact and the end of the show "The Office"; the New Yorker's China correspondent, Evan Osnos, on reading The Great Gatsby abroad; and another installment of the obituary series with Bill McDonald, the obituaries editor of the New York Times.

Sen. Gillibrand: Military Justice; Food Stamps Cuts; More

Kirsten GillibrandNew York Senator (D), talks about her proposed legislation to deal with the crisis on military sexual assault and fighting cuts to food stamps.

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Joe Nocera on Dow 15,000 and Gun Death 4,000

Joe Noceraop-ed columnist at the New York Times and Money Talking contributor, discusses the implications of the Dow hitting 15,000 and his continuing series focusing on gun violence

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Context and a TV Show: The Office

NBC's "The Office" comes to an endWe talk to cultural critic Linda Holmesculture blogger for NPR's Monkey See, and management expert Tim Sullivan, editor at Harvard Business Review and author of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Officeabout the show's impact.

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Gatsby From Afar

Evan Osnos, China correspondent for The New Yorker, talks about what international readers and movie-goers learn about the U.S. from The Great Gatsby. LISTENERS: Did you read The Great Gatsby before moving here? Does what it says about American culture still hold true? Call 212-433-9692, or leave a comment here. 

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Obituary of the Day: Geza Vermes

New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald joins us every day during the drive to discuss one life featured in the obit page. Today's person is the religious scholar Geza Vermes.

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