Handicapping the General

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Friday, September 17, 2010

With the primary season concluded, it’s time to handicap the general elections in New York. Liz Benjamin of Capitol Tonight and the Daily News and Lee Miringoff of the Marist College poll examine their tea leaves. Plus: What neuroscience can tell us about gender differences; and finding a new name for High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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General Handicapping

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, and Daily News columnist, and Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist college poll preview the general elections in New York.

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Essentially Untrue

Rebecca Jordan-Young, sociomedical scientist, assistant professor of Women's Studies at Barnard College, and author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, disputes theories that sex differences are hard-wired into the brain.

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Foreclosures and Poverty on the Rise

Gretchen Morgenson, business writer for the New York Times, discusses the recent report that last month was the biggest month for foreclosures ever. And David Jones of the Community Service Society looks at yesterday's Census numbers showing poverty on the rise in the U.S., and how his organization is combating poverty here in New York.

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Following Up: Azi's Political Predictions

Earlier this week, WNYC reporter Azi Paybarah compiled predictions for the NY state primaries. Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek and lawyer John O'Hara talk about their predictions (they were the closest!).

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Formerly Known as "High Fructose Corn Syrup"

Anna Lappé, blogger and author of Diet for a Hot Planet, talks about the possible renaming of high fructose corn syrup and takes your calls on suggestions for the new name. Author, blogger and NYU professor Marion Nestle weighs in.

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