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Middle East Peace; Christine Quinn; MTA May Add Service

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the Middle East in an attempt to revive peace talks. Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars analyzes the current news out of the region. Then: mayoral hopeful and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Plus: the MTA may add back service it cut back in 2010; and Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain, explains her theory that the self is derived entirely from the brain – not from a soul.

Secretary Kerry in the Middle East

Aaron David Miller, Middle East analyst and vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discusses Secretary of State John Kerry's push for a Middle East peace process. Plus: updates on the U.S. role in Syria.

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Candidate Christine Quinn

City Council speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign for mayor. She weighs in on whether Mayor Bloomberg made us richer--a question we're asking all week.

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MTA Restores Service, Talks "Millennials"

The MTA's preliminary budget adds service to the M and G subway lines, plus restores previous cuts to several bus lines. Kate Hinds, reporter for Transportation Nation, recaps the proposals and we hear from listeners about the possibility of expanding station naming rights to raise more funds.

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Open Phones: Your Mobility Stories

A recent study finds that location matters when it comes to income mobility. The odds of moving up to a higher income level are low in cities like Atlanta and Charlotte and much higher in New York and Boston. If you grew up poor and made it to the middle class, tell us your story. Comment here or call us at 212-433-9692.

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Is the Jersey Shore Repeating the Same Mistakes?

Scott Gurian, a reporter for a collaboration between New Jersey Public Radio and NJSpotlight.com to cover the Sandy rebuild, joins us to discuss the rebuilding process along the Jersey Shore, and concerns that it is not being done in a responsible way

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Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self As Brain (W.W. Norton and Company, 2013), shares her theory that the 'self' is entirely derived from the brain - not from the soul or anything else.

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