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Thursday, May 06, 2010

New York City’s only representative on the House Committee on Homeland Security, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, explains how the attempted bombing in Times Square is impacting everything from security at airports to U.S. policy towards Pakistan. Plus, comedian Baratunde Thurston finds plenty to laugh at in the way Americans discuss immigration debate.

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Judge Blocks MTA Layoffs

Today was supposed to be the day that laid-off MTA station agents turn in their uniforms, but WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman has confirmed that a judge issued an injunction last night blocking the move. He joins us live from the courthouse where a hearing is set to take place.

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Valdez Fallout

Charles Wohlforth, freelance reporter and author of the forthcoming book, The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth, discusses the long term fallout from the Exxon Valdez spill and what it might mean for the Gulf Coast.

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Baratunde's America: Immigration Instigation

May's weekly guest is comedian and blogger Baratunde Thurston.

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Securing Our City

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-D-11), Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, discusses Washington's response to the Times Square bomber and her new bill.

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UK's Election

Michael Elliot, international editor and deputy managing editor of TIME Magazine, discusses the UK election.  Ken Ritchie, executive director of the Electoral Reform Society, joins the conversation to explain Britain's parliamentary system and why his organization wants to move to proportional representation.

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A Story in Cars

Debra Galant, New Jersey blogger and author of Cars From a Marriage (St. Martin's Press, 2010), tells the story of a New Jersey couple through the cars they drive, from a '74 Mustang to a Chrysler Sebring Convertible, in her new novel.

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 5/5/10

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 4/7/10.


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