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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Video can stream on our televisions, computers and cell phones – and sometimes on all three of those screens at the same time. Hear about Americans’ latest video-watching habits from Nielsen's Matt O’Grady. Plus: reported discrimination against transgender job seekers, and some news about Agent Orange and veterans.

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Guests:

Matt O’Grady

Militia Matters

The Southern Poverty Law Center's director of research, Heidi Beirich, and John Avlon, author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, talk about the Hutaree militia and its place in the American militia movement.

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Dealing with President Karzai

President Obama's relationship with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is less than ideal. Bobby Ghosh, senior editor at Time magazine, discusses US/Afghanistan relations and prospects for the military effort going forward in Afghanistan.

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Agent Orange News

There's new news about Agent Orange. James McDonough, director of the NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs, explains the expansion of veterans' benefits for Agent Orange related illnesses while Trinh Bui-Kokkoris, Agent Orange/dioxin victim advocate, discusses the lasting effects of Agent Orange on people in Vietnam.

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Education Update

WNYC’s education reporter, Beth Fertig, and education writer for the Press of Atlantic City, Diane D’Amico, talk about education issues and budget cuts in New York and New Jersey.

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Transgender Job Seekers

A recent report by Make the Road NY found high rates of discrimination against transgendered individuals. Pauline Park, chair and co-founder of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), and Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study ...

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Three Screens

Nielsen's "Three Screen Report" says Americans are spending more time than ever watching video and media-multitasking. How many screens are you watching?

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From the WNYC Archives: Vintage Baseball Audio

Bobby Thompson's "Shot Hear Round the World"

Bobby Thompson\'s \'Shot Hear Round the World\'

As we gear up for the baseball season to begin, WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset has sent us some fun clips from great moments in baseball history ...

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