Pandering Pols?

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Is there a line between a truly religious politician and a politician who is pandering to religious bigotry?  Thirty issues in Thirty days focuses on if Republicans are guilty of pandering or not.  Plus: running down the congressional races the could shift control of the House and the Senate; what the bank freeze on foreclosures will mean for New York; the definitive biography of Ed Koch; and a contextual review of Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Closing in on the Midterms

Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, and Nate Silver, blogger for the New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the most interesting midterm races around the country.

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Foreclosure Freeze

Josh Zinner, co-director of NEDAP, the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, and WNYC business and economics editor Charlie Herman reflect on the foreclosure freeze of many large banks nationwide and what that freeze is doing to the New York housing market.

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The Definitive Koch

Jonathan Soffer discusses his new biography of Ed Koch, Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City.

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30 Issues: Religion and the Right

Jeff Sharlet, journalist and author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter and blogger, and conservative columnist and author of Paranoid Nation Matt Towery, talk about religion, the Republican Party, and whether or not some candidates are pandering to religious bigotry.

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Context & A Play: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

Adam Feldman, theater critic at Time Out New York and Jon Meacham, co-host of "Need to Know" on PBS and the author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, take a look at the new musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" about President Andrew Jackson.

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