Democratic Mayoral Debate; Booker vs. Lonegan; Outsmart Your Mind

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Democrats running for mayor of New York City debated last night and Bill Ritter, the moderator and Eyewitness News co-anchor, recaps and analyzes the debate, including each candidate’s take on this week’s major stop-and-frisk decision. Plus: the results are in for New Jersey’s primary race for the late Senator Lautenberg’s seat; the Ft. Hood trial; Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz on the 2012 presidential election and its implications for the future; and David McRaney, a journalist and self-described “psychology nerd” on how to outsmart yourself. 

Democratic Mayoral Debate Recap

After months of mayoral "forums" last night saw the first major television debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Bill Ritter, Eyewitness News co-anchor, and Mariela Salgado, reporter for Noticias 41 Univision -- who both helped moderate last night's debate -- recap the highlights, from attacks on Speaker Quinn's economic policy to Bloomberg's education record.

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Jersey Senate Race: It's Booker v Lonegan

The expected low turnout led to the expected results in yesterday's primary election: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will face Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan (R) in the special election to fill US Senator Frank Lautenberg's seat. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio's managing editor, discusses the results and the general election showdown ahead. 

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Considering the Ft. Hood Trial

The military trial of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan underway at Ft. Hood in Texas has given rise to controversies beyond establishing guilt or innocence. Richard Rosen, Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood, discusses the implications of the crime not being designated an act of terrorism and of Major Hasan's self-representation when his aim may be less self-defense than martyrdom via the death penalty.

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Dan Balz on the Secret Story of the 2012 Election

Dan Balz, Washington Post chief correspondent and author of Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, offers the behind-the-scenes story of the 2012 presidential race, from the long slog through the Republican primaries through election night.


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How to Outsmart Your Own Mind

After exploring self-delusion in his book and blog "You Are Not So Smart," David McRaney, journalist and self-described "psychology nerd," focuses on how to get past ourselves and outsmart our own minds in You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself.



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