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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The members of the 9/11 Commission, former NJ Governor Tom Kean and Richard Ben-Veniste discuss the controversial decision to try accused 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. Plus, newly elected City Councilmember Brad Lander; independent bookstores band together; and community activist Kevin Powell on his latest collection of essays.

Guests:

Richard Ben-Veniste, Tom Kean, Brad Lander and Kevin Powell

Terror Trial and 9-11's Lasting Legacy

The announced trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan are part of the continued legacy of the September 11th attacks. Two members of the 9-11 Comission, former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and Richard Ben-Veniste, author of The Emperor's New Clothes: ...

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Newly Elected: City Council 39

Brooklyn City Councilman-elect (D-39) Brad Lander looks ahead to his term in office representing Carroll Gardens, Kensington, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace in the city council.

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Mistaken Recovery

The website set up by the Obama Administration to track the stimulus dollars, recovery.gov, reported many jobs saved or created in congressional districts that don't exist. ABC News senior congressional correspondent, Jonathan Karl, discusses the error and what caused it.

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Child Custody Changes

Suzanne Riss, editor-in-chief of Working Mother Magazine, talks about the trend to award primary custody to stay-at-home dads, rather than working mothers.

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Movement in Brooklyn

In the aftermath of the mass political engagement of youth in America during President Obama's campaign, Kevin Powell, Brooklyn-based community activist has written a new book, Open Letters to America: Essays by Kevin Powell, on his thoughts about the movement going forward.

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Independent Bookstores

Between the Kindle and Wal-Mart vs. Amazon price wars, what’s a bookstore to do? Three local independent booksellers talk about their business and the first Independent Bookstore Week NYC: Marva Allen, managing partner of Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, and Christine Onorati, owner of WORD ...

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Indie Owners Book Recommendations

Three independent area booksellers visited The Brian Lehrer Show this morning and left their recommendations for holiday gift suggestions:

Sarah McNally of McNally Jackson:
Fiction - Lydia Peele’s Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing: Stories
Nonfiction – Graeme Gibson’s The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany

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