Syria Authorization; Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby on Race

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A woman protesting U.S. intervention in Syria. (Joel Tena/Twitter)

President Obama is asking Congress to grant authorization for military action in Syria. We discuss the latest developments and take your calls with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. Plus: A conversation about conversations about race with Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby.

How Should Your Member of Congress Respond on Syria?

Congressmen Charles Rangel and Scott Garrett talk about President Obama's decision to ask for congressional approval in advance of a possible U.S. military response to the apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

As Congress begins debate on whether to attack Syria, we're asking you – who are your members of Congress, and what will you say to influence their vote?

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One Week Until NYC Primary

It's one week until primary day, and tonight is the last debate among the Democratic hopefuls for mayor. Kate Taylor of The New York Times and WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin, discuss the latest developments, and how candidates are making the final push.

Note: WNYC will air tonight's debate at 8pm, and have audio available online tomorrow morning.

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Jeffrey Goldberg on Syrian Intervention

This afternoon, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, discusses President Obama's call for Congress to authorize military action in Syria, and how the administration is making the case to the American people and the world.

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How Hard are Interracial Friendships in 2013?

How hard are interracial friendships in 2013? How important is having friends from across the color divide to solving racial issues? Baratunde Thurston, CEO of Cultivated Wit and author of How to Be Black; and Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends are Black preview their event this week with Soledad O'Brien, discussing race, identity, and the persistent color line.

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