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Remix The Mayor; The Return of Arsenio Hall; Haim In Studio

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Mayor Ed Koch on Ninth Ave. and 36th street in 1982 after declaring Saturday and Sunday as Ninth Avenue International Festival Days. (Pat Carroll/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

In this episode: We introduce our latest remix challenge: Remix The Mayor. The race for New York City’s next mayor is nearing the home stretch -- and we’re asking you to turn the voices of our most famous politicians (past and present) into song. John Schaefer and producer Gretta Cohn share their remixes, and explain how you can participate

Plus: TV critic Eric Deggans meditates on the return of Arsenio Hall to late night, and we revisit classic musical moments from the original Arsenio Hall Show with comedian and “ArScheerio Paul Show” Web series creator Paul Scheer.

    And: Haim, the up-and-coming L.A. pop outfit led by three sisters, joins us to perform songs from their upcoming debut album.

    Guests:

    Eric Deggans, HAIM and Paul Scheer

    Arsenio Hall Is Back

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    Remix The Mayor: Listener Challenge

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