Monday Morning Politics; Dating in Brooklyn; Writer and Actor Jim Rash

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Monday, August 05, 2013

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

Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham, discusses the security concerns at US embassies abroad and what it tells us about threats to the United States. Plus: adopting young adults who are transitioning out of the foster care system to life on their own; the potential Midtown east rezoning plan; the dating scene in Brooklyn as seen through the lens of a fictional character; and actor, director, writer and producer Jim Rash on his new show on the Sundance Channel, “The Writer’s Room.”    

What You Need to Know About This Week's Terror Warnings

After an initial worldwide terror alert issued Friday, the State Department has now closed diplomatic posts in 19 North African and Middle Eastern countries. Karen Greenberg of Fordham's Center on National Security discusses the warnings, what they say about the state of al Qaeda, and how they fit into our ongoing conversation about the role of NSA surveillance.

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The Fallows' Journey Across Small-Town America

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and his wife, linguist and author Deborah Fallows, on their cross-country trip to discover America's most unique small towns.

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Adopting Adults

Susan Grundberg, executive director of You Gotta Believe, talks about her organization's work to help young adults who are phasing out of the foster care system. Joining her is Yolanda Perry, who will be talking about her experience as someone who was adopted through You Gotta Believe. The agency helps facilitate adoptions between teens/young adults and families who help guide them into adulthood.

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Midtown East Rezoning, Revised

In response to criticism of his plans for a revamped Midtown East business district, Mayor Bloomberg has added more housing and public space to the proposal for taller office buildings.  Laura KusistoWall Street Journal reporter covering economic development in New York, including housing, jobs, hospitals and city planning, talks about the prospects of the plan.


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Novel Take on Dating in Brooklyn

Adelle Waldman, Brooklyn-based journalist and the author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: A Novel, looks at the 21st century Brooklyn dating scene through the characters in her new novel.

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Inside the Writer's Room

Jim Rash, host of Sundance Channel's 'The Writer's Room' (who also plays Dean Pelton on "Community") talks about what it takes to write a hit television show. The episode with writers from Parks & Recreation airs tonight.

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