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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down DOMA and same-sex marriage is legal again in California. Troy Stevenson from the group Garden State Equality is here to sort out what that means for New Jersey, a state that currently allows same-sex civil unions, but not marriage. Plus: WNYC's Brigid Bergin talks about the state of the NYC mayoral race and NYPD oversight; Adam Liptak of The New York Times on how the business community will benefit from recent Supreme Court decisions; and the next installment of our advice series with Slate’s Emily Yoffe

Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, discusses what Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality mean for civil unions in New Jersey.

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Mayor 2013: State of the Race, NYPD Oversight

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, updates us on the race: from Anthony Weiner leading in a major poll, to Christine Quinn working in the City Council to pass two major police oversight bills.

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SCOTUS: Good for Business

The affirmative action and gay marriage rulings got most of the headlines, but several of this year's smaller Supreme Court rulings had a decidedly pro-business bent. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak discusses how the Chamber of Commerce pulled off a "clean sweep", and why the Roberts court is so friendly to corporate America.

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White Southern Women React to Paula Deen

The Brian Lehrer Show opens the phones to discuss two white Southern women in the news this week: Paula Deen and Wendy Davis, the Texas lawmaker who filibustered anti-abortion legislation for 11 hours this week.

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Ask Dear Prudence: Exposed Strangers

This summer Emily Yoffe, also known as the Dear Prudence advice columnist for Slate, takes listener questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions and offers her advice.

This week: how do you let a stranger know he or she is accidentally exposing a body part...that is not usually exposed? Think an unzipped fly or a see-through shirt. 

  • Have advice about this situation? Post it below. 
  • Need advicePost your own dilemma here and maybe you'll join Emily on the air next week! Or give us a call during the show at 212-433-9692.

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