Unfinished Business

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) speaks during a news conference on financial reform legislation on April 28, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd is retiring at the end of this term.  He talks about the landmark banking reform legislation that bears his name, and the ongoing foreclosure crisis.  Plus, Margarethe Von Trotta’s take on proto-feminist nun Hildegard von Bingen; Foreign AffairsGideon Rose; 30 Issues in 30 Days looks at New York State’s budget process; and Jami Floyd on Snyder v Phelps.

Dodd, Frankly

Christopher Dodd, retiring United States Senator (D-CT), talks about the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the race to replace him in the Senate.

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Gideon Rose on How Wars End

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End:Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, discusses his new book.

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Women in the Church

Lisa Millerthe religion editor at Newsweek and author of Heaven :Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife discusses her recent article about women and the Catholic church. Also, Margarethe von Trotta, Director of Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingendiscusses her biopic of 12th century magistra Hildegard von Bingen.

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30 Issues: Balancing the Budget in Albany

Former New York State Senator Seymour P. Lachman and former City Hall reporter for Newsday Robert Polner, are joined by Republican candidate for Governor John Faso to talk about partisanship and balancing the budget in Albany.  Lachman and Polner are co-authors of the book The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975.

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Snyder V. Phelps

Jami Floydbroadcast journalist and legal analyst for cable and network news, and blogger at It's A Free Country, talks about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and takes a close look at the legal issues at play in the Supreme Court case Snyder v. Phelps.

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Into the Light

Patricio Navia, NYU professor and professor of political science at the Universidad Diego Portales, in Santiago, talks about the rescue of the trapped miners in Chile and what it means for Chile's national image.

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Jay Walder Responds

Jay Walder, chairman of the MTA, responds to some of the listeners' comments and concerns, after his October 5th visit to the Brian Lehrer Show.

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