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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Election season is heating up in Connecticut, with the possibility of a Democrat as mayor and a former wrestling CEO as Senator. WNPR’s Colin McEnroe previews Tuesday’s primary and the upcoming election.  Plus: Todd Zwillich checks in on the Senate and the Kagan vote before summer recess; the future of the Sheridan Expressway; and we kick off our August series on the future of book publishing.

Senate Recess

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, talks about the wrap-up before the Senate recess, and previews today's Kagan vote.

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Connecticut Primaries

Colin McEnroe, host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR and political columnist for the Hartford Courant, takes a closer look at the candidates running in Tuesday's Connecticut primaries.

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Book Futures: The Fate of Bookstores

The August weekly series on the future of the publishing industry starts today. With the news this week that Barnes & Noble is putting itself up for sale, Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, discusses the fate of bookstores large and small.

Where do you really like to buy books and why? Online, a big box store, an indie bookshop? Be honest...

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Reversing Robert Moses

Joan Byron, director of the Sustainability and Environmental Justice Initiative at the Pratt Center, discusses the city's plans for the Sheridan Expressway.

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Prop 8 Ruling

A California judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage yesterday. Michael Lavers, national news editor for EDGE media network, and Edward Stein, professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, talk about the recent Proposition 8 ruling and where the debate over same-sex marriage goes from here.

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Summer Films

One way to beat the heat wave: escape to a dark and cool movie theater.  A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, reviews recently released and upcoming summer films - and talks about the nature of reviews.

Tell us what you've seen, what you liked, and what you're looking forward to in this season's summer films. What are your favorite and least favorite summer movies this year?


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What Brian Missed While on Vacation

Brian famously misses big news while on vacation. What is the most important news that happened while he was away for the past two weeks?

Tell us the most interesting or underreported news of the last two weeks. Post your pick below and be sure to listen in to the show on Monday when Brian returns.

 

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