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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Brooklyn lawmaker John L. Sampson was recently drafted to lead the state’s Senate Democratic Conference. He talks about breaking the stalemate in Albany — and why he wants more time to debate mayoral control. Plus: the secret emotional lives of teenage boys. Check out the map of BL Show Listener's Favorite Coffee Spots!

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John L. Sampson

Brawlbany: Senator Sampson

New York State senator and recently appointed Democratic Caucus leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) discusses the dysfunction in Albany--and what the caucus hopes to accomplish on key issues.

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Open Phones: Klein's Appointment

In its eight minutes of being in session, the Board of Education voted to reappoint Joel Klein the city's schools chancellor. Would you have made the same decision? Was the Board's decision fair? Comment below!

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Russian Arms Deal

Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for the New York Times, and Jacqueline Shire, senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security, talk about the about President Obama's trip to Moscow, and the proposal to cut U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.

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Rewriting The Financial Rules: Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) discusses how Washington wants to remake the banking industry. Restructuring Wall Street. What do you think needs to happen to prevent the next banking collapse? Post your new banking rules below!

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Mexican Mid-Terms

Diego Graglia, editor of the Feet in Two Worlds blog, and David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute and asst. professor of political science at the University of San Diego, discuss Sunday's mid-term elections in Mexico and the resurgence of PRI.

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Boys Will Be Boys

Malina Saval, journalist and author of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens, talks about the "boys crisis," male cliques, and how parents can get their sons to open up.

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BL Show Cup of Joe Suggestions

Our June 30th segment on the rise of gourmet coffee culture in the city initiated an outpouring of opinion and enthusiasm. Here's the segment:

Below we've put together a map of some BL show listeners' favorite spots to grab - or linger over- a coffee. Of ...

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