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Thursday, May 13, 2010

How much does previous experience on the bench matter when it comes to being a Supreme Court justice?  George Washington Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen weighs in.  Plus, the life and times of a career cop from the beat to the top brass.   Also, monthly guest Baratunde Thurston tackles the census; And Marion Nestle looks at the science and marketing of pet food. 

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The Kagan Experience

Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law professor, legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America, discusses Elena Kagan's  judicial experience and how much it matters.

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Judge Blocks Furloughs

A one-day furlough of state workers was scheduled by Governor Paterson to begin next week, but a federal judge has temporarily blocked the plan.  Host of Capital Tonight and Daily News columnist Liz Benjamin discusses the judge's decision and the state of New York's finances.

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Baratunde's America: The Census

May's weekly guest is Baratunde Thurston - comedian, politics watcher, and web editor for The OnionHe offers his take on the latest news, the media world, and American identity in 2010. This week: The Census

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Beat Cop to Top Cop

Beat Cop to Top Cop: A Tale of Three Cities author John Timoney  discusses his rise from a beat cop in the South Bronx to police chief in Miami.

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Feeding Cats and Dogs

Co-authors Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, and Malden Nesheim, Cornell University nutritional sciences professor, talk about the science and marketing of pet food and more from their book Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat.

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