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Monday, June 09, 2014

The US men's national team poses for a photo before the start of a World Cup preparation match against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on May 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty)

Karen Greenberg, the head of Fordham’s Center on National Security, looks at how we think about national security a year after Edward Snowden announced the NSA leaks, and a week after a prisoner exchange freed an American soldier and five Guantanamo detainees. Plus: a round-up of the political news out of Albany; a program that runs cooking classes in NYC public schools, teaching kids not just how to cook but how to shop for healthy food on a budget; and a look at the US men’s soccer team’s style and a preview of what’s to come as the team heads to Brazil for the World Cup. 

Guantanamo After Bergdahl

In exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, five prisoners were returned to the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay. Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham University's Center on National Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, looks at whether this indicates a change in prisoner detention policy, and what it says about just who is being held at Guantanamo.

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The Rangel-Espaillat Race Heats Up

Laura Nahmias, political reporter for Capital New York, talks about the first televised debate in the Charles Rangel - Adriano Espaillat race in the 13th Congressional primary, which centered on an argument about race and ethnic identity.

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Home Economics for the 21st Century

Jeannie Fournier, senior director of nutrition education at the Food Bank for New York City, talks about CookShop, the Food Bank's program in NYC public schools that teaches kids about nutrition, where food comes from and how to shop for and cook healthy meals and snacks - on a budget. Listeners, what do you remember from your home economics classes? Do your kids have classes similar to CookShop in their school? Call in at 212-433-WNYC. 


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World Cup Team USA Preview: The Klinsmann Style

Learn everything you need to know about Team USA as the squad prepares for the World Cup in Brazil. Matthew Futterman, senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal, talks about the evolution of the US men's soccer team's personnel and style of play under its relatively new coach, the German-born Jurgen Klinsmann.

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Live with Less Stuff

Voluntary downsizing has worked for the two authors of The Minimalist blog, but can it work for you? Tips on how to make the tough choices about what to keep - and what to ditch - to have a simpler life.

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