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March 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. shares his critique of the GOP from his new book “Why The Right Went Wrong.” New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni discusses the stressful of waiting for college acceptance letters and whether picking the right school is as important as we think it is. Former late night TV host Dick Cavett, remembers iconic guests on his show, including actress Bette Davis, actor Marlon Brando and artist Salvador Dali.

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March 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Around this time, American high school seniors are anxiously awaiting acceptance letters to the college of their dreams. But does choosing a university really determine how bright your future could be? The New York Times columnist Frank Bruni joins us to discuss the stressful time for students and whether picking the right school is as important as we think it is.

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March 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Columbia University Research Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton explains how climate change and rising sea levels could put New York City at risk. MetroFocus Contributor and New Jersey Capitol Report Co-Anchor Steve Adubato explains the Garden State lawmakers’ push to expand the state’s casino industry beyond Atlantic City casinos. We learn about an Upstate New York organization exploring alternative treatments for mental illness. We get a sneak peek of a new exhibit at historic Gracie Mansion that celebrates New York City’s diverse past.

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March 11, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Mental health treatment is an issue that is frequently pointed out as needing attention, but actual treatments are not usually a topic of discussion. We speak to Executive Director of The TMI Project Eva Tenuto, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health John Allen, CEO of People Incorporated Steve Miccio, and Anastasia Wasko, a woman participating in the TMI Project, about new, alternative treatments in mental health.

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March 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

Under a new drug initiative, drug users could inject heroin while supervised by a nurse. President of the New American Leaders Project Sayu Bhojwani joins us to discuss diversity in the legislature. Dawn Ennis, editor of The Advocate, talks about her interview with Caitlyn Jenner. And we celebrate 50 years of the Harlem School of the Arts.

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March 03, 2016 at 6:28 pm

More than 100 cases of Zika virus have been reported in the United States. Here in New York, officials are reporting cases of a pesticide-resistant lice. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is leading the response to the Zika Virus, explains what you should and shouldn’t be worried about.

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March 01, 2016 at 5:00 am

We discuss the state of journalism in front of a studio audience with Columbia University’s Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan and PBS NewsHour Weekend Anchor Hari Sreenivasan. . Tune in to watch them discuss the importance of public broadcasting and how the industry has evolved over the years.

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