Primary Coverage Kickoff

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Meet the two Republicans vying to challenge Democratic incumbent Michael McMahon in New York’s 13th Congressional district in Staten Island.  Plus: what will the New Jersey Nets be called when they move to Brooklyn?; spending every night of Ramadan in a different mosque in 30 different states; and diversity and "gifted and talented" education.

Center of Controversy

Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative (D-8th) who represents Lower Manhattan, comments on the plans to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero.

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Naming the Nets

Will the Nets keep their promise and put "Brooklyn" in their name when they move to their new arena?  Matthew Schuerman, WNYC Radio reporter, gives us an update.

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30 Mosques in 30 Days

With the start of Ramadan last Wednesday, standup comedian Aman Ali and filmmaker Bassam Tariq embarked on a summer-end road trip of a different kind.  Their quest: to spend every night of Ramadan in a different mosque in a different state.  Ali and Tariq, co-creators of 30 Mosques in 30 Days - a blog documenting their exploration of NYC's mosques last year - call in to share what they're now learning about Muslim communities around the U.S.

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Primary Season: NY's 13th District

Primary season is gearing up. First, Michael Allegretti joins us to talk about his run for New York's 13th Congressional district, followed by fellow candidate for the Republican primary, Michael Grimm.

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Determining Who's "Gifted and Talented"

Graduating student Justin Hudson gave the commencement speech at Hunter College High School's recent graduation ceremony, and spoke about the lack of diversity at the school, which he believes stems from the admissions process for the gifted and talented program.  Then, Dr. Jean Gubbins, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, and New York Times reporter Elissa Gootman  talk about how eligibility for the city's gifted and talented program and for Hunter High School is determined.

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