More on the NSA Leak; NJ Senate Race; Education Commissioner John King; Marc Maron

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

National Security Agency (NSA) (Chris Hardie/flickr)

We'll continue to discuss the classified information that was leaked by a government contractor. Plus: the New Jersey senate race is now underway; New York State Education Commissioner and the President of the University of the State of New York John King talks about the new teacher evaluation system and the Ramapo school funding dispute; the tables are turned on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as he is interviewed on his new book and TV show; and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine breaks down a debate on cats vs. birds.   

Understanding the National-Secrecy-Complex

Edward Snowden was a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton when he accessed NSA intelligence information and leaked it to The Guardian and The Washington PostMarc Ambinder, editor-at-large at The Week and author of the book Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, discusses the state of national security infrastructure -- and how "secret" something can be if a contractor has access to it.

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Is Snowden the New Ellsberg?

Adam Cohen, legal columnist for Time Magazine and lecturer at Yale Law School, breaks down the legal options for NSA document leaker Edward Snowden, and discusses how closely he should be compared to Daniel Ellsberg.

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Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Frank Pallone

Frank Pallone, representative for New Jersey's 6th Congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open Senate seat

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State of Education

John King, New York State education commissioner and president of the University of the State of New York, talks about the new teacher evaluations system, as well as the state's response to the Ramapo school funding dispute.

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Marc Maron Attempts Normal

Comedian Marc Maron, host of the WTF podcast and author of the new book Attempting Normal  (Spiegel & Grau, 2013), talks about his new book, new IFC television show "Maron", and his newly on-a-roll life.

→ EVENT: Marc Maron reads/signs Attempting Normal 6/12 at 7PM at Barnes & Noble Union Square.

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Cats vs. Birds

New York Magazine contributing editor Jessica Pressler talks about her feature on the conflict over the number of birds killed by cats, and discusses possible solutions. 

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