Under the Influence

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Is there a Democratic way and Republican way to be Attorney General? Dan Donovan, Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General, weighs in. Plus: Robert Kaplan on why he believes the Indian Ocean region is crucial to the future of American power; and Sam Harris on how science can inform morality.

Five NYPD Officers Accused

New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker discusses the charges against five NYPD officers in the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn of juking the stats to manipulate crime rates. 

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The Indian Ocean and American Power

Robert Kaplan, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, discusses the future of American power in the Indian Ocean region.

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The Moral Landscape

Sam Harris, author of the new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, makes a clear case for a morality based on the laws of science.

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30 Issues: Attorney General

Dan Donovan, Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General, talks about whether or not there is a Democratic way and a Republican way to be Attorney General. 


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NYC Hospitals in Critical (Financial) Condition

Mark Levine, New York magazine contributing writer, says St. Vincent's was just the first NYC hospital to fail financially.

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Open Phones: Apologies Accepted

Almost 20 years after Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Justice Thomas’s wife, Ginni, has called Ms. Hill looking for an apology. Now we want to hear from you.

Listeners: Who, from 20 years ago, do you think owes you an apology? Call in and tell us!

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