Interim NJ Senator, Prostitution Sting, GMO Labels, Baby Name Advice

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Before the new senator from New Jersey is elected in October, the interim senator may have to cast some votes. Todd Zwillich, the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, is here to discuss. Plus: A prostitution sting in Nassau County targeted johns; Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian talks about the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records; author and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Joseph Nye looks to past presidencies for foreign policy advice; Connecticut passes a GMO labeling bill; and a conversation on the limits of acceptable baby names.

Interim U.S. Senator from N.J.

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, discusses what legislation the interim U.S. Senator from New Jersey will vote on before a new senator is elected in the October special election.

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Nassau County Prostitution Sting Targets Johns

Lane Filler, columnist and editorial board member for Newsday, discusses whether combatting prostitution should be a priority for Nassau County.

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Glenn Greenwald on the Verizon Call Records Report

Glenn Greenwald, columnist and blogger for The Guardian, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his reporting on the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records.

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Do Presidents Matter?

Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era (Princeton University Press, May 26, 2013) examines eight presidencies to advise the current White House on effective foreign policy.

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Connecticut Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Connecticut has passed a bill requiring specific GMO food labeling, but four other states have to pass such legislation first. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of an updated edition of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2013) talks about the trigger provisions and the larger movement to require special labels for GMO foods.


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Open Phones: Baby Name Outer Limits

What, for you, is the outer limit on acceptable baby names? Fruit? Colors? Numbers? Call us at 212-433-9692 to weigh in on the virtue of a unique baby name.

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