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Monday, August 23, 2010

The race for the Democratic nomination in the 15th Congressional District looks to be one of this Fall’s most heated contests. We speak to the candidates, including incumbent Charles Rangel. Also today, why New Jersey’s pension fund policy is being investigated by the S.E.C.; and why New York may still be the city of the future.

New Jersey Pensions

The S.E.C. accused New Jersey of lying about the health of its pension funds when selling bonds. James Ledbetter, who covers business and finance for Slate, looks into the question of who's to blame.

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Park51: Center of a Storm

WNYC Reporter Arun Venugopal reports on the dueling rallies held Sunday over the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque in lower Manhattan and Bobby Ghosh, senior editor at Time Magazine, talks about the role anti-Muslim sentiment plays in the opposition to Park51 development.

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New York, New York: Top of the List

New York tops the list of 2010 global cities, according to Foreign Policy magazine. Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the New Amerian Foundation and the author of the forthcoming book, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance, talks about NYC and other mega cities around the world.

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15th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

The race is on for New York’s 15th Congressional District Democratic Primary, which will take place on Tuesday, September 14. We talk to five candidates:

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