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March 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Peggy Noonan has been heralded for her thoughtful choice of words, especially as the voice behind President Ronald Reagan’s speech following the 1986 Challenger disaster. As part of our on-going “Listening In” series, we eavesdrop on her conversation with former Florida congressman-turned-talk show host Joe Scarborough to get a peek into Noonan’s mind.

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March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

In the Belgian capitol of Brussels on Tuesday, three bombs detonated at the city’s airport and metro station, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 100 others. The city was put on lock down as authorities searched for those behind the terror attacks. Here in New York City, the police department was put on high alert and increased its officer presence at transit hubs around the city. To help us sort out the details, we’re joined by former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Ambassador R. James Woolsey. We sit down with Manhattan Republican Party Chairwoman Adele Malpass and New York State Democratic Party Executive Director Basil Smilke to discuss the state of the election and how the candidates are faring. Who’s ahead? Who’s lagging? And who will win those coveted delegate votes? We’ll break down the most recent polls, dissect GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s relationship with the media and discuss how the attacks in Brussels could shift the candidates’ focus to national security. Andre Hatchett spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. His 1991 conviction was based on an unreliable witness, a bad defense team and critical evidence that the prosecution never disclosed to the defense. More than two decades later he was finally exonerated of all charges and his conviction was reversed with the help of The Innocence Project, a national organization dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted. The organization’s Co-Director Barry Scheck joins us to explain how Hatchett’s new legal counsel worked with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit to expose the loopholes in his case and highlight how disturbingly easy it was to convict an innocent person in this country.

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March 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

In the Belgian capitol of Brussels on Tuesday, three bombs detonated at the city’s airport and metro station, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 100 others. The city was put on lock down as authorities searched for those behind the terror attacks. Here in New York City, the police department was put on high alert and increased its officer presence at transit hubs around the city. To help us sort out the details, we’re joined by former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Ambassador R. James Woolsey.

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March 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm

We sit down with Manhattan Republican Party Chairwoman Adele Malpass and New York State Democratic Party Executive Director Basil Smilke to discuss the state of the election and how the candidates are faring. Who’s ahead? Who’s lagging? And who will win those coveted delegate votes? We’ll break down the most recent polls, dissect GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s relationship with the media and discuss how the attacks in Brussels could shift the candidates’ focus to national security.

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March 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Andre Hatchett spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. His 1991 conviction was based on an unreliable witness, a bad defense team and critical evidence that the prosecution never disclosed to the defense. More than two decades later he was finally exonerated of all charges and his conviction was reversed with the help of The Innocence Project, a national organization dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted. The organization’s Co-Director Barry Scheck joins us to explain how Hatchett’s new legal counsel worked with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit to expose the loopholes in his case and highlight how disturbingly easy it was to convict an innocent person in this country.

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March 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Rabbis from across the country rally against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a demonstration in our nation’s capitol. We’re speaking with Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, to find out why America’s Jewish leaders do not want to see him as Commander-in-Chief. It’s a murder case gripping Upstate New York: a 12-year-old boy strangled and his mother’s boyfriend is charged. The New York Times Albany Bureau Chief Jesse McKinley takes us inside a killing and upcoming trial that has put a small town on edge and has raised questions about racial bias and the people in charge of protecting us. For years a young special needs student endured vicious verbal, emotional and at times, even physical abuse at the hands of a school bully, all while administrators turned a blind eye. After two years of torment, the young girl transferred to a private institution and her parents sued her previous school. Now, after an eight-year legal battle, the courts have ruled in the family’s favor. In our ongoing American Graduate series, we get the details from the girl’s father and learn about a student’s rights and a school’s responsibilities from their family lawyer. Tomorrow is the Jewish holiday of Purim, which dictates one should drink to excess and celebrate, but it’s underlying message is sobering. But before you pick up that glass of wine tomorrow, take a visit with us to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.

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March 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

With the New York primary looming next month, speculation is rising over whether GOP presidential candidate and native New Yorker Donald Trump will emerge victorious from his home state. Crain’s New York Business columnist Greg David tells us why he thinks Trump can’t be stopped in the Empire State. Plus, we take a look at a recent Emerson poll that shows how Trump is stacking up compared to his Republican rivals.

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