Politics Roundup; Jersey City Mayor; 21st Century Librarians

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, joins us to round up the current news. Plus: the brand-new mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, stops by on the day of his inauguration; what it’s like to be a librarian in the 21st century; Alysia Abbott on growing up in San Francisco at the height of AIDS and the gay rights movement and after Pride weekend, we’ll take calls from children with gay parents; and ProPublica investigates unpaid internships. 

Monday Morning Politics: Snowden, Ecuador, Africa Trip, Immigration

President Obama's trip to Africa continues this week, with a stop today in Tanzania, but the politics of DC continue to dominate much of the headlines. Susan Page of USA Today discusses the president's trip, the latest on the extradition of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, prospects for immigration reform in House and more.

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Meet Mayor Fulop

In a ceremony early this morning, Steven Fulop was sworn in as the newest mayor of Jersey City. He discusses his platform and the issues facing his community.

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Profession: Librarian

Laroi Lawton, librarian and assistant professor at Bronx Community College and Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, talks about the job of librarian in the 21st century.

Librarians, how has your profession changed since you started working?  Do you have words of wisdom for library science students?  Call us at 212-433-9692.

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Children of Gay Parents

Alysia Abbott, author of the new book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Fathertalks about her new memoir and growing up with a gay single father in the context of the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the gay rights movement. Listeners: Any kids of a gay parents, call us up and talk about how you reacted to last week's Supreme Court rulings--and tell us what it's been like growing up with gay parents. 212-433-9692 or comment here.

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Share Your Intern Experience

The investigative organization ProPublica is trying to learn as much as they can about the current intern landscape. Blair Hickman, ProPublica community editor, discusses their project and we open the phones for calls about what the intern life is like in 2013.

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Life Inside A Forest Fire Fight

Nineteen elite forest firefighters died yesterday battling the Yarnell Hill blaze in Central Arizona. Dick Mangan, retired from the U.S. Forest Service as the Fire Program Leader at the Missoula Technology Development Center at Missoula, discusses what life is like on the front lines of a forest fire. Plus: We take calls from local firefighters to share their thoughts on the day's news.

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