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Anthony Weiner; Cyberwarfare; Economics of Weed; Airbnb

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he's running for mayor. He'll lay out his vision for the city. Plus: New York Times chief Washington correspondent, David Sanger, discusses cyberwarfare; the economics of pot; and WNYC's Ilya Marritz discusses the case of the man who was fined $2,400 for renting his apartment on Airbnb--and what it could mean for your summer rental plans.

Anthony Weiner: Candidate for Mayor

Former congressman Anthony Weiner talks to Brian Lehrer in his first live interview since announcing his bid for New York City mayor. Weiner discusses the "apologizing" he'll have to do to voters after resigning amid a sexting scandal, his vision for single-payer health care in New York City, the "venemous" bike lanes debate, and more. Listen to full audio and read highlights now.

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Cyberwar

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times, and the author of (now in paperback) Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013) talks about the use of cyberattacks in the conflict with Iran.

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Legal Weed: Economics

A May series on marijuana continues with the economics of the drug. Mark Kleiman professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know  [Oxford University Press], talks about the supply and demand side of legalizing marijuana, including what it means for geopolitics and patents and taxes.

 

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Airbnb Legal Questions

Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.

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Ramapo School Board Vote

With conflict deepening and public school classes already being slashed, voters in East Ramapo rejected a school budget yesterday, one of the few districts in New York State to do so. We'll get the latest on the school board vote from Mareesa Nicosia, reporter at The Journal News. 

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Open Phones: Making Mid-Life Friends

Yesterday we heard about the "State of Friendship 2013" -- and the "mid-life friendship slump" for people in their 30s through 60s. Have you made a friend in the middle years? Call in 212-433-9692!

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