Spitzer-Stringer Debate; NYPD Monitor; Txtng While Driving

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

jail cell prison cell (TunnelBug/flickr)

We start the show with highlights from the Spitzer-Stringer comptroller debate Brian co-moderated last night. Then Samuel Walker, a criminal justice expert who testified in the stop-and-frisk federal trial, talks about what a monitor for the NYPD would do and what authority they have in other police forces. Plus: your calls on this primary day for the empty Senate seat in New Jersey; the message from AG Eric Holder on minimum sentencing and criminal justice reform; advice on starting a fulfilling business; and your calls on how you resist the urge to text while driving.

Spitzer and Stringer Take Comptrol

Last night Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer took part in the first official debate in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller, moderated by Brian Lehrer and NY1's Errol Louis. Kate Taylor of the New York Times has been covering the race, and was at the debate -- she plays highlights and discusses what we learned.

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Stop-and-Frisk Monitor for the NYPD

A federal judge has decided that the NYPD needs a monitor to oversee stop-and-frisk. Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and author of several works on civil liberties and police oversight, including Presidents and Civil Liberties From Wilson to Obama, explains the authority a monitor would have and other examples of such oversight from around the country.


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Cutting Drug Sentences

Glenn E. Martin, vice president of development and public affairs of Fortune Society, a New York-based prisoner re-entry advocacy group, talks about the U.S. Justice Department's new policy to avoid mandatory minimum money and lives through prison reform.

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Slideshow: #NJVoteSelfies

It's election day in New Jersey! Brian Lehrer Show opens the phones and asks you how you voted in the primary to replace Senator Frank Lautenberg, and why. Plus: A slideshow of your #NJVoteSelfie photos, sent in after you cast your ballot.

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Entrepreneurial Advice

Miki Agrawal, Social entrepreneur and author of Do Cool Sh*t, offers advice on how to start a fulfilling business with limited capital.

Event: Miki Agrawal will read from Do Cool Sh*t and sign books on September 17 at 7 p.m. at WILD NYC, 535 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014


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Open Phones: Do You Text and Drive? Be Honest.

Werner Herzog released a new documentary on the dangers of texting while driving called "From One Second to the Next." Call in with your tips on how to resist the temptation to text while you're driving, and how you teach your teenage drivers to do the same. And if you can't resist the temptation, tell us what makes it so hard to change your habits.


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