Politics Roundup; Cameras in Courtrooms; Black American Issues

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Monday, July 08, 2013

Elizabeth Williamson, a Washington-based Wall Street Journal reporter, joins us to round up the news of the long weekend, including immigration and health-care reform. Plus: how cameras in courtrooms affect the judicial process; and Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University, on the political issues that unite and divide black Americans – both those born here and those from abroad. 

Monday Morning Politics: Back from Break

Representatives return to Congress today after a long holiday weekend with plenty on their agenda. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses the latest news from DC -- from U.S. policy in Egypt to immigration reform and more.

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Eliot Spitzer: Candidate for Comptroller

Former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, talks to Brian Lehrer (and listeners) about entering the race for New York City comptroller.

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Open Phones: Spitzer Returns to NY Politics

Following our interview with comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer, we open the phones for your reaction. What do you make of his return to politics? Would you consider voting for him? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment below.

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Why Are There Cameras in Courtrooms Anyway?

Nancy S. Marder, Professor of Law and Director of the Jury Center at IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, discusses the live broadcast of the Zimmerman trial, the lack of cameras in the Supreme Court, and whether televised proceedings are good for the justice system

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Black Ethnics

Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University (Lincoln Center), and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013) seeks to go beyond the monolithic label "Black-Americans" to look at the issues that unite--and divide--the recent immigrants from native-born. 

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Hear This: Do You Have Your Parents' Marriage?

“I was from a mother and father who got married, stayed together, and they stayed together more because that’s what they were supposed to do." Amy in Manalapan sats, "Like them being happy wasn’t the most important – they had to do the right thing. And there were rules to follow."

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