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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time Magazine correspondent Jay Newton-Small discusses Congressman Rangel’s ethics hearing, as well as the latest news from the lame duck congressional session.  Plus: Cathie Black will need a waiver to be allowed to serve as New York City's school chancellor; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest; what healthcare reform means for Medicare; and how ping-pong explains the world.

Congressional Update: Earmarks, Rangel, and More

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time Magazine, talks about the ethics committee hearing for Congressman Charles Rangel and other Congressional news.

»» Read more on the Rangel hearing and comment at It's A Free Country

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Judging Cathie Black

Javier Hernandez, reporter for the New York Times, discusses Cathie Black's appointment as schools chancellor and how Mayor Bloomberg will frame the request for a waiver from the state education commissioner on her behalf.

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The American Human Development Index

Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project and co-author of The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience, discusses the American Human Development Index and gives a breakdown of interesting facts on New York.

A breakdown by Congressional district is available from the group's interactive map, where zipcodes can be entered to find specific indicators.

Learn more about the Big Gaps in the Big Apple: Lessons from The Measure of America, November 17, 2010, 6:30 pm at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.

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Health Care Insider

Wendell Potter, senior fellow on healthcare at the Center for Media and Democracy, former head of corporate communications for CIGNA and author, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, discusses the insurance industry and healthcare today.  

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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Released

Suzanne DiMaggio, director of policy studies at the Asia Society, discusses the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from her house arrest in Burma.

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Everything You Know Is Pong

Eli Horowitz, editor at McSweeney’s and Roger Bennett, co-authors of Everything You Know Is Pong, talk about how ping-pong explains the world.

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