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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's a day of big name guests and big ideas. Kirsten Gillibrand gives her first interview with WNYC since becoming New York Senator. Then, Noam Chomsky, food writer Michael Pollan, and the controversial Dock Street development project in DUMBO.

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Noam Chomsky, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Pollan

The Junior Senator

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) gives her first extended interview with WNYC since being appointed to the U.S. Senate.

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Albany Leadership Change

Liz Krueger, New York State Senator (D-Manhattan, 26th district), and Hiram Monserrate, New York State Senator (D-Queens, 13th district), react to the change in leadership in Albany. Plus: Dick Dadey, executive director of the Citizens Union, a watchdog for the public interest, and an advocate for good ...

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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of many books, talks about what’s changed in the 40 years since he published American Power & the New Mandarins.

Delivering a lecture titled "Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours," Noam Chomsky will speak at ...

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Food Inc.

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, and Robert Kenner, the director of the new documentary Food INC., discuss the upcoming film. Food INC. opens this Friday at Film Forum.

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Albany In-Depth

Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, discusses the recent upheaval in the capitol.

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Dock Street Blues

The Dock Street development project in DUMBO faces a City Council vote tomorrow. If approved, an 17-story residential complex would be built right next to the Brooklyn Bridge. David Yassky, City Council member from the 33rd District in Brooklyn, discusses his opposition to the Dock Street project.

Ken ...

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