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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Sonia Sotomayor nomination hearings begin today: Todd Zwillich and Jami Floyd preview what to expect and put the hearings in context. Plus, the Fresh Air Fund needs help giving kids a summer vacation outdoors. And, how to ace your phone interview. Cast your vote for our Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest semi-finalists!


Jami Floyd and Todd Zwillich

Sotomayor Hearings: Day 1

The confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court begin today. The Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is at the hearings and gives an update. Jami Floyd, host of Best Defense on on the legal News Network In Session, discusses what issues will be key during ...

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NAACP: Young at Heart?

As the NAACP centennial celebration gets underway in midtown, Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, looks at its relevance to the "hip hop generation." She is the author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters.

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Aural Etiquette: Phone Interviews 101

As the job market tightens, more and more employers are doing their first round of interviews over the phone. Caroline Ceniza-Levine, and Connie Thanasoulis, co-founders of SixFigureStart, a career coaching firm for students and young professionals, discuss how to ace that phone interview. Do you have ...

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The Edge of Free Speech

Martin Garbus, First Amendment attorney and the author of six books on the Supreme Court and constitutional law, discusses last week's ruling in the Ward Churchill case and other free speech cases.

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Breath of Fresh Air

The Fresh Air Fund gives inner-city children trips to the countryside with host families. Laura Laub, a Fresh Air volunteer host, and Jenny Morgenthau, executive director of The Fresh Air Fund, share their experiences with the program.

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Sotomayor Hearings: Day 1 Revisited

Jami Floyd and Todd Zwillich helps revisit some of the highlights from the last two hours of hearings.

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