European Perspective

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Monday, November 22, 2010

From Ireland’s possible bailout to the deficit in Greece, the European Union has economic struggles of its own to recover from. Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor at The Economist and author of The Road From Ruin, talks about the fiscal crises and what lessons can be learned from how governments there are coping. Plus: this weekend’s congressional news; who is getting married, according to a recent Time/Pew survey; and meet Rev. Cedric Miller, the pastor who thinks Facebook is ruining marriage. 


Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note," talks about the weekend in Congress and the future of the START treaty.

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New York's New Budget

Last week Mayor Bloomberg announced significant cuts in his plan for New York City's budget. WNYC reporters Arun Venugopal and Cindy Rodriguez explain what's in the budget, and what's not.


The Cathie Black Debate Continues

Meredith Kolodner, education reporter for the New York Daily News, discusses tomorrow's advisory committee meeting of education experts, which will dictate whether Cathie Black's lack of experience makes her unfit to run New York City's schools.

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European Financial Crisis

Matthew Bishop, US business editor of The Economist and author of The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, talks about the fiscal crises in Greece and Ireland and what other countries can learn from them.

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Who's Getting Married

Belinda Luscombe, Time Magazine senior editor, talks about the results of the recent Time/Pew survey on marriage, showing opinions sharply divided by age and class.

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Facebook vs Marriage

Alton Abramowitz, national vice president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, explains how evidence from social networking can be used in divorce proceedings, and the role of Facebook and other sites in marriage battles.

How has Facebook affected your relationships? Has it caused tension? Has it led to love? Let us know!

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