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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

With Facebook, Twitter, texting and more, how much contact is too much between a parent and their away-at-college kids? Plus, it’s primary day in Connecticut, listeners chime in on how they plan to vote. Also today: “Your Anecdotal Census” wraps up with a look at the big lessons learned about change in the NYC are over the last decade.

Primary Day in Connecticut

Ted Mann, political reporter for Connecticut newspaper The Day talks about the match-ups on today's ballot.

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Rangel's Fundraising Scandal

Eric Lipton, investigative reporter for the Washington bureau at the New York Times, talks about the ethics charges against Congressman Rangel having to do with fundraising for a City College educational center named after him, how common these kinds of donations are, and what an oil company has to do with it.

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Staying in Touch

Middlebury College psychology professor Barbara K. Hofer, and New York Times contributor Abigail Sullivan Moore, co-authors of The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up, talk about how parents are using technology to stay in touch with kids away from home.

How often are you in touch? What was contact like when you were in college, or when your son or daughter was? 

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Anecdotal Census: Wrap up

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent  for The New York Times,  Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, and Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center and developer of, wrap up our census coverage with a discussion of the overall demographic trends of the last 10 years in the New York City metropolitan area.

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Deploying The Slide: Your "I Quit" Stories

A Jet Blue flight attendant has set the bar for the most creative quitting ever - grabbing a beer from the mini fridge, deploying the emergency slide, and walking off the tarmac. Have you ever had a similar urge? What's your best "take this job and shove it" story? Let us know!

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Our Favorite "I Quit" Movie Scenes

In light of the Jet Blue attendant's creative walking off the job, we've compiled some of our favorite "I Quit" movie scenes. [[Note: Some (all?) of these contain mature language.]] Be sure to add your scene suggestions in the comments section below, and add tell your own quitting stories at our show page.

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