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Feb 2017 · Terrorism
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Jim Zirin speaks with John Miller.

Since the Ninth Circuit ruling staying Trump’s January 27 travel ban, people wonder whether, apart from the legalities and the politics, the President’s executive order will strengthen national security or just provoke more converts to radicalization. John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence & Counter-Terrorism tells that self-radicalized terrorists, not immigrants or refugees, are the source of our greatest national security concern.

 

 

Feb 2017 · Arts
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Jim Zirin speaks with Kelli O'Hara.

Kelli O’Hara came to New York from a small town in Oklahoma. She climbed every mountain, rocketing to stardom in the Broadway musical theater, and winning the coveted Tony as Best Leading Actress in the 2015 revival of The King and I. In an enchanting interview, she tells Jim how she has acted out serious contemporary themes, all the while preserving the enduring musical values of the American songbook.

 

Feb 2017 · Current Affairs
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Jim Zirin speaks with James P. O'Neill.

Jimmy O’Neill became New York City’s 43rd Police Commissioner last September. Since then, he has coped with a terrorist attack in Chelsea, solving a brutal  homicide of a jogger in Queens, protecting a new President on 56th Street, and a negotiating a new union contract. He tells Jim that he seeks no legacy, except to keep New Yorkers safe in a new relationship with police.

Feb 2017 · The Economy
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Jim Zirin speaks with Sebastian Mallaby.

Alan Greenspan served as Federal Reserve Chairman from 1987 to 2006, succeeding Paul Volcker. For many, he was the undisputed architect of American prosperity. For others, he was to blame for the 2008 financial crisis. Sebastian Mallaby, author or an extraordinary biography entitled, The Man Who Knew–The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, tells Jim that, while Greenspan saw the handwriting on the wall in the early 2000s, he failed to take the action needed to avert the crisis.

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