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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

National Security Agency (NSA) (Chris Hardie/flickr)

Public opinion on personal privacy is shifting as more Americans say they are against the NSA’s surveillance techniques. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald joins the show to talk about the polls and the latest in the NSA surveillance controversy. Plus: Pope Francis recently returned from his first international trip as pope. Church watcher Rocco Palmo analyzes the trip, what Francis said and his more relaxed style; a check-in on the upcoming New Jersey Senate primary; the expansion of tennis at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens; and Najla Said on her search for an identity as the Arab-American daughter of the late intellectual Edward Said. 

Glenn Greenwald vs. the NSA

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald discusses his continued reporting on the NSA's surveillance of telephone and digital records, plus his upcoming congressional testimony on the program.

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The New Pope's Style

Rocco Palmo, writer and church analyst, talks about Pope Francis' recent trip to Brazil, his comments on gay priests and his more relaxed style.

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What's the Deal with Flushing Meadows-Corona Park?

Katie Honan, DNAinfo reporter covering Queens, talks about the new deal reached between the City Council and the USTA to expand the tennis center while also providing benefits to Queens residents and what it might signal for other developments in city parks.

 

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NJ Senate Primary Countdown

With two weeks to go until the NJ Senate special primary election,Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and Matt Friedman, reporter for the Star-Ledger, discuss the state of the race. 

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Growing Up Said

Najla Said, performer and author of the memoir Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (Riverhead 2013), talks about her struggles with her identity as the UWS-reared child of Edward Said.

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Are We Overdiagnosing Cancer?

Dr. Barnett Kramer, director of the National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention, discusses a new recommendation that the medical establishment refine how cancer is classified in order to curb its overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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