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Monday, October 04, 2010

The voter registration deadline is looming: we’ll take your calls on why important to vote this November.  Also, the Thirty Issues in Thirty Days series continues with a discussion about immigration reform and a look at Long Island.  Plus: the role of women in today’s politics; and social media – in our lives and in our movies.

Anti-Social Media

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of Double X, looks at the Tyler Clementi case in light of other cyber-bullying incidents with fatal consequences; and New Jersey Star Ledger reporter Amy Ellis Nutt discusses her own reporting on the issue.

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Gender Politics: Women and the Midterm Elections

Betsy Reed, executive editor of The Nation and co-editor of Going Rouge: Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare, and Rebecca Traister, senior writer for Salon and author of the new book Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, talk about women and the midterm elections.

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Open Phones: Voter Registration Drive

Voter registration ends this week. We take your calls on why it's important to vote in the upcoming election.

»» Post your voter stories and get more information at It's A Free Country

30 Issues: Immigration

Randy Altschuler, Republican and Conservative Party nominee for Congress from New York's 1st District, talks about immigration, the role it plays on Long Island, and his belief in the need to enact strong reforms to stop illegal immigration.  Then, Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about her organization's support of broad legalization and comprehensive immigration reform measures.

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Context and a Movie: "The Social Network"

Dana Stevens, film critic for, discusses "The Social Network," the controversial new film about the founding of Facebook by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg; and Baratunde Thurston, comedian and digital director of The Onion, offers his insight into the world of Harvard and social media.

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