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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (Karly Domb Sadof/WNYC)

CBS has premiered the first episode of a series called ‘Brooklyn DA’, featuring prosecutors in DA Charles Hynes’ office. Legal analyst Jami Floyd talks about the effect the show could have this election season and on cases in the courtroom. Plus: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady on charges in a new laundering scheme involving a digital currency firm; a conversation about the future of public libraries; and the role of women in environmental preservation.

Brooklyn DA Effect

Is "Brooklyn DA" just another documentary show, or does it count as a violation of election-year equal time? Jami Floyd legal analyst and sometimes guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, talks about the controversy over the CBS program, Charles Hynes' reelection campaign, and more.

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Women in Conservation

Today the National Audubon Society will present their 10th Anniversary Rachel Carson Awards. Lynda Johnson Robb talks about the work of her mother, Lady Bird Johnson, who will receive a Special Memorial Tribute Award. Allison Rockefeller, founding chair of the Rachel Carson Awards Council joins the conversation to discuss the role of women as leaders in conservation and environmental preservation.

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$6 Billion Money Laundering Charges Against Liberty Reserve

Diane Brady, Bloomberg BusinessWeek senior editor and author of Fraternity (Spiegel & Grau, 2012) talks about the charges against Liberty Reserve, how the scheme allegedly worked, and what the fall out will be.

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NYC's Public Libraries

Brian Lehrer talks to the heads of three of the city's library systems - Linda Johnson, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Public Library, Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library and Anthony Marx, president of New York Public Library, - to talk about the common issues facing their systems and how the libraries are keeping pace with technological and demographic changes in the city.

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Lead By Example

Richard Haass  president of the Council on Foreign Relations, former director of policy planning for the Department of State and author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order (Basic Books, 2013) says the U.S. needs to fix its problems at home to regain credibility abroad.

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