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15 Aug 2018

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    The Questions Kavanaugh Should Answer; New York AG Race; Being A Catholic Amid Sex Abuse; Moving To New Neighborhoods; U.S. Soldiers & Afghanistan

    Coming up on today's show:

    • Aziz Huq, professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School , talks about the record President Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh and what questions he should answer during a confirmation hearing. 
    • As the New York State primaries are just about a month away, Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica; Grace Rauh, Spectrum News NY1 political reporter; and Zack Fink, Spectrum News NY1 political reporter; co-hosts of Off Topic On Politics, talk about the big races, with a focus on the four-way race for the new attorney general.
    • Being a Catholic Amid Sex Abuse: We take calls from Catholic listeners who tell us how they feel after new revelations from a Pennsylvania grand jury report on an extensive sex abuse cover up by Church officials.
    • Moving In: Listeners call in to share about what new neighborhoods they moved into this summer, and why.
    • C.J. Chivers, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, New York Times correspondent, former Marine Corps captain and author of The Fighters (Simon & Schuster, 2018) discusses his new book, which tracks the lives of six U.S. fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Being A Catholic Amid Sex Abuse

    We take calls from Catholic listeners who tell us who they feel after new revelations from a Pennsylvania grand jury report show an extensive sex abuse cover up by Church officials.


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    Primarily New York: The Race For Attorney General

    As the New York State primaries are just about a month away, Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, and Spectrum News NY1 political reporters Grace Rauh and Zack Fink, hosts of their new Off Topic On Politics podcast, talk about the big races, with a focus on the four-way race among Democrats for New York Attorney General.

     

    NY1's @gracerauh: There’s a big question mark about why AG candidate Tish James won’t adopt the label of “Sheriff of Wall Street.” It’s become a line of attack from her rivals, who don’t differ significantly on other issues. #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

    NY1's @ZackFinkNews: AG candidate, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is technically running for reelection and a new office at the same time, is eating into opponent Zephyr Teachout's base in the Hudson Valley. #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

    NY1's @gracerauh U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney faces some criticism for potentially putting a swing congressional district at risk, if he wins the race for AG. #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

    Zephyr Teachout is the only Only AG candidate running a campaign while not accepting corporate donations. @JuanMaBenitez of @NY1noticias: this is a trend that will likely become more popular among candidates in future years. #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

    While she has impressive credentials as legislative counsel for Hillary Clinton & Joe Biden & serving in Cuomo's administration, AG candidate Leecia Eve entered the race late in an already crowded field with not much name recognition, NY1's @ZackFinkNews says #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

    All four candidates for New York attorney general will be appearing on @BrianLehrer in the coming weeks for interviews. Stay tuned! #PrimarilyNewYork

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 15, 2018

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    Moving In

    Listeners call in to share about what new neighborhoods they moved into this summer, and why.


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    Our Fighters

    C.J. Chivers, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, New York Times correspondent, former Marine Corps infantry officer and author of The Fighters discusses his new book, which tracks the lives of six U.S. fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. 


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