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Bill de Blasio; Bill Thompson; Debate Over Syria; Libraries; Anti-Semitism

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It's less than a week until the New York primary. Democratic mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio will take your questions. Plus: the latest on the debate in Congress over whether the U.S. military should strike Syria; the finalists in the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards; the global rise of anti-Semitism; and your calls on what you'd import to and export from NYC. 

Meet the Candidates: Call Bill Thompson

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. Bill Thompson discusses his policy proposals, his final-week campaign strategy, and takes listener calls. Got a question for candidate Thompson? Call 212-433-9692.

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Library Award Finalists

Nominations for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards topped 4,300, now find out the 10 finalists. Julie Sandorf, president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, is joined by contest judges Fatima Shama, NYC Immigrant Affairs commissioner, and Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, to announce the finalists and discuss the judging process and the prizes.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Bill de Blasio

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his rise in the polls, his policy proposals, and his final-week campaign strategy.

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Is a Syria Strike Illegal?

Oona A. Hathaway, professor of international law at Yale Law School, discusses a potential strike on Syria in the context of international and domestic law.

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The New Rise of Anti-Semitism

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism explains why anti-Semitism is on the rise globally, the forces that aid it and what to do about it.

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Open Phones: Importing and Exporting from Your Vacation

You know the feeling -- you go somewhere new and you discover that something is done differently there and you think: "we should import that, that's a great idea". So what would you adopt here? The Paris-Plages (temporary beaches) right here on the East River? Wifi on long-distance buses? Cable cars like in San Francisco? A giant ferris wheel like the London Eye? What would you import, and what would you export?

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