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Should We Genetically Modify Foods?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In this special, two teams debate the impact and safety of genetically modified foods, and whether or not their existence has improved food security across the world.

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Specials

Is Amazon the Reader's Friend?

Friday, March 27, 2015

In this special, two teams debate who sets the prices for e-books, and whether the publishing industry has become an oligopoly after the recent dispute between Amazon and Hachette. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Amazon Good, Or Evil? A Debate

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Amazon accounts for 41 percent of all new book sales. But is the company a reader's friend? We tackle the question in this preview to this Intelligence Squared debate.

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Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared: Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Some say that the mass collection of U.S. phone records is a gross invasion of privacy. On this episode of Intelligence Squared: two sides debate the issue.

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Specials

Intelligence Squared: Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. Some argue that the American Dream is dying as a result, while others believe the concept is a politicized red herring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

3 on 1: Recapping the Governor's Debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for Capital New York,and NY State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt recap Wednesday's gubernatorial debate in Buffalo.

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WNYC News

Highlights From NY Governor Debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy, corruption, and race politics during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.

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WNYC News

Governor Cuomo Agrees to Upstate and Downstate Debates

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The two debates would take place in mid-October, but Republican challenger Rob Astorino has yet to commit to them.

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Intelligence Squared US

Should you eat anything with a face?

Saturday, February 01, 2014

A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat?

According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren’t we meant to be carnivores? The Debaters are Dr. Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Chris Masterjohn, and Joel Salatin

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WNYC News

After Three Debates, Lhota Says His Message Isn't Out

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

In the end, there wasn't much to debate, except for everything they'd debated already. Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent 90 minutes finger-wagging Wednesday night after a general election that is closing where it opened -- with a tussle over a Dickens novel and the deconstruction of the word "divisive."

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WNYC News

In Second Debate, Lhota Remembers His Talking Points

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota remembered his talking points in Tuesday night's debate. Unfortunately for him, he said little to fundamentally alter the trajectory of the race, where Bill de Blasio is beating him by over 40 points. And in the most raucous exchange of the campaign, de Blasio and Lhota heatedly debated the legacies of David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani, harkening back to a time a dwindling number of voters remember.

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WNYC News

In First Debate, de Blasio On Attack

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

It's apparently worse in New York City to read from a Republican playbook than from a Marxist playbook. That's the conclusion that viewers could draw after watching the first general election debate in New York City's mayoral contest.  

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New Jersey News

Final Senate Debate in NJ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Candidates Set to Debate Today

Friday, October 04, 2013

Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, will face off today in their first debate in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.

Terry Golway, history professor at Kean University, says recent polls showing Lonegan gaining ground on Booker raise the stakes for the debate.

 

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: Democratic Candidates Take Shots at Rivals During Final Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The leading Democrats running for mayor took turns going after front-runner Bill de Blasio in Tuesday night's final debate before the primary election. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows the Public Advocate with a substantial lead.

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WNYC News

As Days Dwindle, Dems Vie For Advantage in Testy Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WNYC

As political candidates go, the five Democrats on stage Tuesday night couldn't be more similar. They all rose through New York's Democratic ranks. Four served in the City Council; two have been comptrollers. But judging by the darts aimed squarely at each other, they couldn't have been less happy to find themselves in the same forum.

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The Takeaway

The RNC Versus CNN and NBC

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Republican National Committee voted unanimously last Friday to pull their partnership with CNN and NBC due to the networks' planned films focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains the decision, and how it could affect the upcoming presidential election. Jamieson is the Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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New Jersey News

A Debate With Full Attendance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The first debate with all four Democratic candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey featured a lot of agreement on foreign policy issues but different ideas on how to fund education.

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New Jersey News

Senate Candidates Set to Debate Tonight

Monday, August 05, 2013

All four Democratic rivals for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg will debate this evening at Montclair State University. This will mark the first time that frontrunner Cory Booker will be involved, after skipping earlier forums.

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Radio Rookies

TEEN TALK on Improving NYC Schools

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

Radio Rookies and the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) will host an online live chat on Wednesday, July 24th from 1-2 PM, where teens can voice their opinions about and experiences in NYC schools and make suggestions for improvement.

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