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HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?

Charlotte Robinson: New Play Unbroken Circle a Family Affair (AUDIO)

This week I talked with Broadway veteran Seth Rudetsky about the new play Unbroken Circle he has produced. Set in 1970 Galveston, Texas, it is the story of a family brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Scandals-without-Headines I: Constitution-Gate!

Show trials and screw-ups do not make for true "scandals." But what about GOP efforts to in effect deny the original intent of Article II when it comes to Obama's constitutional power to name judges? Spitzer & Matalin debate this as well as the NSA and Rice-Power appointments.

Charlotte Robinson: Michael Musto Talks LGBT Issues and Journalism Trends (AUDIO)

This week I talked with Michael Musto, the legendary NYC club and celebrity reporter whose weekly gossip column "La Dolce Musto," which ran in The Village Voice for 28 years, came to an abrupt end. We talked about the future of journalism and his spin on LGBT issues.

Man Who Helped Free Kidnapped Cleveland Women Gets Free Burgers for Life

Now entitled to the works. Charles Ramsey was sitting on his front porch eating a Big Mac one Monday evening earlier this month when he came to the aid of Amanda Berry, her daughter, and two other women. They were later revealed to be the kidnapping victims of local bus driver Ariel Castro. Show More Summary

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: The InsaneStream Media Says 'It's the Scandals, Stupid'

What a week for Republicans! It started with Obama fighting off simultaneous scandals and 24 coming back this Fall. But as Spitzer and Reagan discuss, by Friday the Scandals Scorecard revealed more smoke than fire. Who'll tell FOX?

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Reacting to Bomb and Gun Violence

Reagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Spitzer and Matalin on Weiner, Clinton, Newtown v. NRA

Eliot Spitzer and Mary Matalin clash over four hot topics: Can Weiner run after his spectacle of contrition? Does dynasty = destiny for Caroline, Chelsea, Hillary? Is Obama now entitled to a grand bargain? Will Newtown parents out-lobby the NRA?

Charlotte Robinson: LISTEN: Straight And Gay Celebrity Moms Talk LGBT Equality At The GLAAD Media Awards

I spoke with actress and model Milla Jovovich, Jersey Shore's Snooki, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June, The Real Housewives of New York's Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, and Jennifer Tyrrell, who was ousted as den leader of her son's Boy Scout troop because she's gay.

Charlotte Robinson: LISTEN: Tony Winner Levi Kreis Talks Returning To His LGBT Roots

Kreis became a Broadway star overnight as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, which garnered him a Tony. Now he returns to his LGBT roots with his new single, "So Much Better," which sets the tone for a new chapter in his career that directly speaks to LGBT history.

Lincoln Mitchell: The Next Yankee World Series Team

The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.

Mash-Up: March 4, 2013

- A New York City panel featuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which is set to discuss his efforts to pass a bill publicly finance elections in New York, has abruptly been closed to the press. The Friday morning event, sponsored in part by good government groups such as the Brennan Center, was being advertised to the media last week as open to the press. Show More Summary

Charlotte Robinson: LISTEN: Lauren Bedford Russell, Reality TV Star And Jewelry Designer, Talks LGBT Issues And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

This week I talked with jewelry designer Lauren Bedford Russell, who starred in season 3 of Showtime's hit reality series The Real L Word. Last July, as her season was airing, Lauren was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Obama Inaugurates Progressive Patriotism in the Speech

Varied commentators think the Inaugural showed a "Democratic Reagan." So we ask an actual Democratic Reagan -- Ron -- and Nicolle Wallace their view and whether Obama was paradoxically Reaganesque in ending Reaganism. And will "Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall" be this era's "Ask not..."?

Robert J. Elisberg: Still the Greatest You've Never Heard Of -- and Now It's Back

Fiorello!, you see, was the very first musical chosen by the renowned Encore! series in New York, where the NY City Center brings back great, less-known shows, in trimmed down productions. And now, in honor of the series' 20th anniversary... they are bringing it back.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Huffington and Matalin Clash Over the New Obama

In a week of big headlines and big anticipation of a second Inaugural -- only the 5th in 50 years -- Arianna and Mary are at odds over the President's new aggressive leadership style on guns and debt. Mary sees a swaggering demagogue while Arianna likes his trajectory.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Hagel and NRA on Defense -- Who Will Prevail?

Reagan & Matalin debate why Hagel is on defense over going to Defense. Since he's a wounded warrior who reflects the re-elected president's views -- with no John Tower problems -- he'll likely end up on top. NRA? Mary says ok to universal background checks but not "liberal shibboleths."

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Will a Grand New Party Evolve on Immigration and 'Violence' Reduction?

Spitzer & Matalin debate whether the GOP -- after its Latino drubbing and the Newtown massacre -- can shift on immigration to avoid political suicide and on guns to reduce homicides.

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: If 2012 Signals a 'Rolling Realignment,' What's the GOP 3.0?

Obama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."

HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the Party of Lincoln Be Like Lincoln?

On our 100th show, Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin debate the Republican re-set: Perhaps new GOP members should be required to watch Spielberg's Lincoln.

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