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Thursday, July 29, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson (Karen DeWitt)

Former Chief Judge of the NY State Court of Appeals Judith Kaye has recommended that Governor Paterson not be charged in a domestic violence case involving his top aide. Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight and Daily News columnist, discusses that case and gives an update on the special session of the legislature in Albany. Plus, Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA discusses the anti-immigrant attacks in Staten Island; TOEFL suspended in Iran; the fourth installment of the Volunteer Match series; and the unwritten rules of online dating with OkCupid CEO Sam Yagan.

New York News

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, and Daily News columnist, talks about the latest with Governor Paterson and the budget, Representative Rangel, and the Republicans vying for the gubernatorial nomination.

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Anti-Immigrant Attacks in Staten Island

The Arizona immigration law, which goes into effect today, is shining a light on police interactions with immigrant populations around the country. Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA, and John Annese, reporter for the Staten Island Advance, discuss how the NYPD is surging into Staten Island after a wave of attacks on Mexicans.

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Volunteer Match: Skilled Volunteering

Throughout July we've been highlighting volunteer opportunities in our listening area. For our last week, Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch, talks about pro-bono and skilled volunteering.

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TOEFL Not For All

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, discusses how going to college in the U.S. just got harder for foreign students, especially for those from Iran. Plus, Jamal Abdi, policy director of the National Iranian American Council, discusses how the suspension of the TOEFL test in Iran will affect Iranian students who want to study in the U.S.

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Oceans Away

Julia Whitty, author of Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean and environmental correspondent for Mother Jones, talks about her new book about oceans in light of the BP disaster.

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Unwritten Rules of Online Dating

Sam Yagan, co-founder and CEO of OkCupid, discusses the unwritten rules, taboos, best practices, and other tips for online dating.

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