Democracy, At Home and Abroad

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Monday, August 25, 2014

State elections are quickly approaching, so Capital New York's Azi Paybarah looks at the candidates and their campaigns. Plus: New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger on the latest Iraq news; the way suburbs historically maintained racial segregation, a pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong grows while supporters of China push back; and listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area report on this weekend's earthquake.

Your Primer for the Primaries

In just about two weeks, New Yorkers vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and other races. Here's what you need to know about the candidates.

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International Politics: Iraq Vs. ISIS

Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post talks about developments in Iraq.

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Suburbs and Segregation

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal and Slate's Jamelle Bouie explore the suburban racial divide. 

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Hong Kong Rallies

New York Times reporter Michael Forsythe talks about the island's pro-democracy movement and the counter-protest held by Beijing loyalists earlier this week.

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Listeners Report on Bay Area Quake

Listeners with ties to Napa and the Bay Area call in with reports on yesterday's earthquake and share what it's like to live on fault lines.

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