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January 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

We discuss Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Plus, NYU’s Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, tells us what to expect from President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. And we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn, who helps homeless woman and children get a new start.

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January 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Rolling Stone made waves when it published an interview conducted by actor Sean Penn with drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. The two secretly met at Guzmán’s Mexican hideaway just months before his recent recapture. The interview and the magazine’s decision to publish it have raised questions and prompted criticism. We discuss both with broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr.

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January 08, 2016 at 11:12 am

We break down the details of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to overhaul Penn Station, and explain what President Barack Obama’s new executive actions on gun control mean for you. Plus, we sia conversation with actor Jeff Daniels about his career, the value of picking up a book and that famous monologue from the HBO original series “The Newsroom.”

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January 04, 2016 at 6:24 pm

In the first of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch discusses the controversial Common Core standards. And as the final season of Downton Abbey gets underway, we chat with some of the show’s biggest fans at a special Manhattan event. Plus, in our on-going “Listening In” series, we tune in to singer and songwriter Patti Smith at The New Yorker Festival.

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